2017 Australian Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

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Urkezi

Semi-Pro
Good that it will go to 4 sets. Roger can't play much worse, I hope, and there is no reason for him to be fresh for any later match if he is going to play like that, so might as well just use the extra match practice.
 

Pagoo

G.O.A.T.
If Federer loses early, he would still be rusty because his next tournament his Dubai in five weeks. Not sure about this comeback.
 

reaper

Legend
He shouldn't have quit on the point, but it was because he knew Stan was going to put that ball away.
What was it? 4-5, 30-15 in the 5th...something like that. Who gives up on that point when playing for the biggest win in their life, when if they guess the right way they could stab a winner, or pressure the opponent into over hitting the shot? Wawrinka was very tense and it wasn't inconceivable he could miss if Klizan sold him a fake.
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
How is Wawrinka to know what Klizan is thinking? That was a vital point, Klizan's shot went high, which gave Klizan an opportunity to take a competitive court position, which every other player ever to play the game at that level would have done. Instead...Klizan walks slowly towards the net, Wawrinka's watching the ball which he intends to absolutely crush because of the importance of the point, and Klizan's dopily not defending himself.
If you hit it that hard, you don't even have to aim at the player.

I'm not saying he can't do it. But it was a dick thing to do
 

reaper

Legend
If you hit it that hard, you don't even have to aim at the player.

I'm not saying he can't do it. But it was a dick thing to do
I think Wawrinka got a genuine shock when Klizan wasn't even contesting and the ball hit him. He assumed he still had an opponent in the point. It's beyond belief he didn't.
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
People should lay off on Wawrinka. Did nothing wrong. It wasn't exactly the time to be nice with his shots.
He didn't have to be nice. He only had to hit a decent ball to win 100% of the time. This was a body shot for ****s and giggles, he was very lucky Klizan reacted that way.
 

Gazelle

G.O.A.T.
He didn't have to be nice. He only had to hit a decent ball to win 100% of the time. This was a body shot for ****s and giggles, he was very lucky Klizan reacted that way.
It's not because he hit Klizant that he aimed at Klizant. I guess he simply aimed to hit it in the court, as hard as possible. Accidently hit Klizan, who for some reason didn't move anymore.
 

Sartorius

Hall of Fame
Fed's fine physically. He's just terrible. More terrible than I expected him to be, but I can't exactly say I'm surprised either.
Federer is not terrible at all. Surely can play better but he can also play, and particularly serve far worse than that. Melzer is going %200 at him at the moment which is making a difference.
 

D.Nalby12

G.O.A.T.
Federer forehand - Pathetic. As bad as USO final 2015. Backhand looking more solid. If 3 years of practise still not enough, it's safe to say Federer forehand will never be same again technically.
 

D.Nalby12

G.O.A.T.
Federer forehand - Pathetic. As bad as USO final 2015. Backhand looking more solid. If 3 years of practise still not enough, it's safe to say Federer forehand will never be same again technically.
 
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