2019 RG QF: Federer vs Wawrinka

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Djokovic had a failure of a service game in that 2011 FO match + even more importantly the balls were ridiculously light favoring Federer

Wonder if Fed fans scrub RG 2012 SF out of their memories or what
Did you even watch Federer at RG 2012 ?
Look while I believe Fred was decent in the SF but he was nowhere close to his usual clay self that tournament.

He lost a set to Ungur, Mahut , Goffin(qualifier at the time) in R2-R4 and then went to 5 after going 2 sets down to Delpotro and would have gone out if Del potro hadn't been injured.

Even Djokovic lost two sets two Tsonga.

Meanwhile in 2011 both Fedovic were murdering the draw.
 
I think Federer Wawrinka will not be that great a match in quality but will definitely be quite long. Both of them won't be willing to go down easily. Stan would love a slam SF after such a long time and he will be on a high after rediscovering a bit of his form this tournament.

Federer I think will be undone by his tendency to fall off a cliff after two sets of play. We will find out what truly happens when an actually good ballstriker tries to move him around and hit through him on clay. I am pretty sure he will struggle. There's always a chance of Fred turning the rules of the game upside down and start using his entire variety to not even let Stan play but I don't think that will happen.

Verdict : Stan in 5 maybe 4 ,expecting a topsy turvy slugfest. Alas he will have nothing left for Rafa
 
I think Federer Wawrinka will not be that great a match in quality but will definitely be quite long. Both of them won't be willing to go down easily. Stan would love a slam SF after such a long time and he will be on a high after rediscovering a bit of his form this tournament.

Federer I think will be undone by his tendency to fall off a cliff after two sets of play. We will find out what truly happens when an actually good ballstriker tries to move him around and hit through him on clay. I am pretty sure he will struggle. There's always a chance of Fred turning the rules of the game upside down and start using his entire variety to not even let Stan play but I don't think that will happen.

Verdict : Stan in 5 maybe 4 ,expecting a topsy turvy slugfest. Alas he will have nothing left for Rafa
that's a pretty bold prediction considering 34 year old wawrinka played a 5 hour match the day before. you really think this match will go five. wawrinka to have any hope will have to play a Us open 2000 safinesque performance and get it done quickly in straight sets.
 

Pheasant

Hall of Fame
I always want to see Fed play. It would be awesome to see Fed in the semis of the FO. The problem is that even this fat version of Stan can slug this very slow version of Fed off the court. But win or lose, I like watching Fed.

I think that Fed will win in 5. But I wouldn’t be surprised if Fed lost in 3. After all, Fed hasn’t played this event in 4 years.

Does any stat guru know how many 37+ year olds have made it to the quarters and especially the semi of RG during the Open Era? I am really curious about that one.
 

upchuck

Professional
Just saw a gif of Stan being overly excited to shake Federer's hands ahead of this match. He's going to bend over for Fed, isn't he?
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
Djokovic had a failure of a service game in that 2011 FO match + even more importantly the balls were ridiculously light favoring Federer

Wonder if Fed fans scrub RG 2012 SF out of their memories or what
Djokovic got in 21/25 first serves on BPs in that match. Saved 21/25 BPs. Was broken 4 times total in 4 sets. Same as Federer. Some failure of a service game.
Novak being at his peak while fed being past his favored Novak. The faster balls only balanced that out.

Fed was mediocre in the RG 2012 SF - especially ****e on service games - served at 56%, won only 56% of 1st serves (he's won above 70% of 1st serves vs Novak in every other clay court match) and was broken 7 times in 3 sets, FFS.
 
federer don't be like tsitipas who i guess was like you tech, take them bps although im only followng the scores b.c I can't watch so im guessing stan saved it with good play. sigh
 
seen stats to suggest that Stan is far away the best at holding serve from a deficit, which is interesting given that several players have better serve numbers overall.

Fed is good enough at that too, but better at the opposite: once he goes up 15–0, he hardly ever gets broken.
 
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