2019 ATP Final RR: [2] Novak Djokovic vs [3] Roger Federer

Who will reach semi final?


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Mainad

Bionic Poster
Whatever. Cheering double faults is a sign of low life trash.
Unfortunately there's always going to be a section of fans (of whichever player) who will cheer for ANY point their hero wins no matter HOW he obtains it. They do not speak for the vast majority of decent fans, they just make themselves louder and more conspicuous which is not the same. Sadly they are a fact of life wherever you go and no player should allow himself to be put off by them.
 

Ray Mercer

Hall of Fame
I’m not a fan of all these “djokovic was not at his best” posts. The fact is if Fed is serving phenomenal at 80 percent hitting his spots the match is dictated by him. There is nothing Djokovic can do about that serving despite how great his return is. It’s no different than Sampras at Wimby 99. Djokovic takes control when Feds serve drops which is expected as Fed is ancient.
 

swordtennis

Legend
Unfortunately there's always going to be a section of fans (of whichever player) who will cheer for ANY point their hero wins no matter HOW he obtains it. They do not speak for the vast majority of decent fans, they just make themselves louder and more conspicuous which is not the same. Sadly they are a fact of life wherever you go and no player should allow himself to be put off by them.
Huh? That aint anywhere normal. This is not some one off thing. These are consistent rotten trash.
 
Neither Djokovic or Nadal bring out the fat, drunken slobs that Federer does the type of crowds he brings are casual as **** you can just tell you and the rest of the Federer fans are just like them as you perfectly demonstrate the same behavior.

Fed fanbase is without a doubt the worst fanbase ever this is why I wanted Novak to rip him to pieces in every GS final.

You'd fit perfectly with the American crowd for sure. The people you defend were cheering double faults ffs an act like hooligans all the damn time. But keep thinking you're better.
lel Nadal has plenty of casual fans too, pls.
lel 2 with personal accusation, you're the one acting like an insufferable knob over here.
I don't like cheering double faults, but Novak's celebratory customs do not invite sympathy, and since his self-dubbed SPARTAn performance in the '15 USO final, I say let him take it on the chin as he's supposed to. Praising NOLE's epeak mental strength yet at the same time complaining about the grossly unfair crowd treatment of him is an attempt to have your bagel and eat it too.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Huh? That aint anywhere normal. This is not some one off thing. These are consistent rotten trash.
That's just what I've been saying. They are ALWAYS going to be there but they don't speak for the majority of decent fans. Every sport has its quota of trashy fans and tennis is, sadly, no exception.
 

mightyjeditribble

Hall of Fame
I just realized Fed can't face Zverev in the SF so he either plays Nadal or Tsitsipas which I think is great news.
Yeah should be a good match. I almost hope it's Rafa now, not because I think Fed is sure to win, but I think there's no way that Roger comes out flat against Rafa on Saturday. So win or lose it should be a good match.

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mike danny

Bionic Poster
Yeah should be a good match. I almost hope it's Rafa now, not because I think Fed is sure to win, but I think there's no way that Roger comes out flat against Rafa on Saturday. So win or lose it should be a good match.

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Rafa has to beat Stefanos tomorrow, which is not a sure thing and then hope Medvedev is in a good mood.
 

AM75

Hall of Fame
One accidental win over tired grumpy Djokovic and everybody's raving about Fed's comeback already. And Thiem didn't even tried to win against Berretini. What a circus.
 

MeatTornado

Legend
I'm waiting for MeatTornado to step up to the mic.
Can't wait to hear what he has to say now. :)
Really? You're calling me out lol? I was actually in the minority that was giving Fed a chance! I didn't think his sloppy first 2 rounds were indicative of what we'd see from him. The part I was wrong about is that every time Fed raises his level, Novak raises his to match or exceed it. That part didn't happen today.
 
Can I just say screw ESPN? I avoided spoilers all day to come home and watch it on demand, pull up the ESPN app on my Playstation, and this is what greets me in the tennis section:



I canceled my TennisTV for the season after the USO series and now I'm regretting it.
Should have just read the match thread, you'd have thought Djokovic won 6-0 6-1, went to bed sad, then figured out Fed won...eventually..
 

Edhead-Fedhead

Professional
Can I just say screw ESPN? I avoided spoilers all day to come home and watch it on demand, pull up the ESPN app on my Playstation, and this is what greets me in the tennis section:



I canceled my TennisTV for the season after the USO series and now I'm regretting it.
I hate when that happens!!! Grrrrrrrrr.....
 

Sephiroth

Professional
lel Nadal has plenty of casual fans too, pls.
lel 2 with personal accusation, you're the one acting like an insufferable knob over here.
I don't like cheering double faults, but Novak's celebratory customs do not invite sympathy, and since his self-dubbed SPARTAn performance in the '15 USO final, I say let him take it on the chin as he's supposed to. Praising NOLE's epeak mental strength yet at the same time complaining about the grossly unfair crowd treatment of him is an attempt to have your bagel and eat it too.
I wouldn't wanna act nice towards your ilk so I'm happy you think of me that way lmao thinking I'm here to gain brownie points from the #1 cancerous fan base Tennis has ever come across. Once Federer retires the better at least then he can take his fan base away with him.

Never root for the guy again, even if it means screwing up Nadal. I knew I'd have to deal with his dumb fans after.
 

Mark-Touch

Hall of Fame
Really? You're calling me out lol? I was actually in the minority that was giving Fed a chance! I didn't think his sloppy first 2 rounds were indicative of what we'd see from him. The part I was wrong about is that every time Fed raises his level, Novak raises his to match or exceed it. That part didn't happen today.
Your post I was referring to had Djoker win in three sets.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
Fed totally deserved this much needed win. I despise these fans. I rarely use the word hate. But i might just hate them.
You wouldn't have hated them had Djokovic won. The fans were a hundred times worse at Wimbledon (a normally staid environment) and no Djkokovic fan was b-tching about the fans then. Come on, admit it.
 

bjsnider

Hall of Fame
This season will not be considered one of the best of Djokovic's career. He did win two majors and did well from time to time, but also lost a lot more matches than expected. I wonder what the internal excuse will be?
 

Sephiroth

Professional
If that's what works for you then so be it. I don't think it'll be as fun as you're hoping lol.
Oh gawd I hope so. If I get a along with a Federer fan then I have to be nice to some people and not to others, then I'd come off as fake


Nah I like my freedom, no shackles
 

FRV2

Professional
Oh gawd I hope so. If I get a along with a Federer fan then I have to be nice to some people and not to others, then I'd come off as fake


Nah I like my freedom, no shackles
Man, this is an internet forum. Don't worry about social stigmas lol. I have gotten over being perceived as fake.
 
I wouldn't wanna act nice towards your ilk so I'm happy you think of me that way lmao thinking I'm here to gain brownie points from the #1 cancerous fan base Tennis has ever come across. Once Federer retires the better at least then he can take his fan base away with him.

Never root for the guy again, even if it means screwing up Nadal. I knew I'd have to deal with his dumb fans after.
Good riddance to bad rubbish mate, I'm not losing a second of sleep over your decision either.
You seem to be enjoying constantly playing antagonistic, impressive mindset I have to say.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
You have no idea what you are talking about.
Really? You would have been b-tching about the fans today had Djokovic won? Were you complaining about the Wimbledon fans this July? If you were and aren't a hypocrite, post a link to that comment. The pro-Fed crowds are only a "problem" when Nole loses. And yet no problem with the 10 trillion puerile "40-15" posts from your fanbase.
 

roysid

Hall of Fame
I just realized Fed can't face Zverev in the SF so he either plays Nadal or Tsitsipas which I think is great news.
Fed can face zverev in semis.
It can happen only if
Zverev beats Medvedev in straight sets like 6-2 6-2 for eg.
Nadal beats tispitas in striaght sets.

Then all 3 tied up at 2 wins.
Tispitas and Zverev will have 4-2 set wins and progress. Nadal will have 4-3 and don't progress
Among tispitas and Zverev who ever has better game wins will be #1 of group
 

roysid

Hall of Fame
I meme 40-15 as much as the next guy but there were some of us that never gave up belief he could beat Djokovic again. He got close too many times to think that he couldn't ever beat him again. This certainly does not erase the sting from Wimbledon but it is an incredible win for Roger even if Djokovic didn't play his best - because in the past 5 years Federer hasn't even been finding ways to beat Djokovic at ANY form, so this is a big win.
Yes that's the gist of it. Federer was real determined and played flawless for 2 sets.
The fast courts helped.
 
Yes that's the gist of it. Federer was real determined and played flawless for 2 sets.
The fast courts helped.
Fed has been close enough on other courts too, just hasn't broken his way like many of his recent matches with Nadal have. That's the beauty (and cruelty) of sport.

This should do tons for his belief though. This dude may not be done winning another slam yet. Incredible.

He still might not, but today is a good day to be a Fed fan.
 

Pheasant

Hall of Fame
The roller coaster of being a Fed fan is something else. Sometimes, Federer can look horrendous. But today, he played his best match since 2017 IW, IMHO. Here’s why:

Federer’s return game was incredible today. Djoker got 74%of his first serves in. And yet, Federer returned a massive percentage of them. Federer likely had as many first-serve return winners as Djoker had aces. Fed’s return game was the best since 2017 IW

Federer used his backhand slice effectively to set up the backhand smash. Fed had a great mixture of backhand slice and backhand topspin smashes.

Fed’s forehand was quite accurate. This was vintage Fed here, except with less pace.

And lastly, Federer was in the single digits for unforced errors.

Fed’s overall game was incredible.

Now granted, Fed’s form at his old age can change on a dime. I expect nothing from Fed in the next match. I said the same thing at the USO going into the match with Dimitrov. But given his age, his performance today was a masterpiece. And I will take that. This tourney has been a success for Fed, regardless of what happens at the next match. That’s 16 semis in 17 appearance at this event.

Congrats to Fed for a big upset win. He played great.
 
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