2018 Basel Final: [1] Federer vs Copil

Swiss Indoors champion is...

  • Baby Rosset in 2

    Votes: 16 55.2%
  • Baby Rosset in 3

    Votes: 4 13.8%
  • Baby Năstase in 2

    Votes: 3 10.3%
  • Baby Năstase in 3

    Votes: 6 20.7%

  • Total voters
    29
It's like Roger just gave Copil enough rope in that game. He'll serve for the title.

A bit sad the match might end this way. Copil was up a break in both sets. If Roger serves this out now, then I think his experience will have seen him through.
 
Copil really impressed before he ran out of gas. Great serve, interesting shot selection (weird drop shots) and some quirky elements to his game.
But the fact that he's running out of gas in the 2nd set against a quick player on an indoor court tells you all you need to know about the guy.

No one should be wondering "where's this guy been?" or expecting him to win more.
 
Fed needs to press the point and come in, not try to wear down this guy!
That's how he has been winning his matches all week. By digging deep. His A game isn't working. For me it's nice to see him grinding it out when he can't hit winners. Grinding his way out of this bad form. Unlike Shanghai and Cincy where he was making errors but still playing the right way, here he is digging in and I am loving it.
 
It's like Roger just gave Copil enough rope in that game. He'll serve for the title.

A bit sad the match might end this way. Copil was up a break in both sets. If Roger serves this out now, then I think his experience will have seen him through.
This could be said about every match this tournament, except for the Medvedev match. Fed didn't play well but he won on experience and variety, and of course was lucky that he didn't have to face a really strong player.
 
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