The King of clay in 3.
i mean goffin got a set.. wouldnt really be extraordianry if roger got one setFederer should just forfeit the match.
In all seriousness, we said it would be a HUGE success for him to be in the second week of RG. Just to have the opportunity to even play a SF and reach Nadal in the draw is a moral victory in itself.
Would be cool if Fred could just go out there, swing freely and see what happens - maybe prolong the match a bit. Taking a set would be extraordinary
I'd actually tuned in just after Courier, where they tried to make the audience forget that this is on clay and so forth. Also, they said Courier had mentioned Federer's larger frame and the fact that he didn't get bullied by Stan. It was all a very cringey listen.I didn't hear that at all, Robinson said it would be "extremely difficult" for Roger to beat Nadal on PC and Courier was even more pessimistic, saying, "let's be honest, this will be a very, very difficult challenge for Fed. Not impossible, but extremely difficult."
stress of a fed fan here, lose to rafa or lose to novak with yet a runner up trophy, ideally being in the final is better, but do i really need to see that happen again and have him collect a runner up plate, only this time its novak and not rafa at rg.
I agree with your post that kei would lose anyway. Rafa is the big favourite against fed, I think may get a set but Rafa will prevail in 4!You are a pessimistic Nadal fan, Nishikori would have lost in straight sets whether he had been tired or not. Nadal will defeat Federer in 3.
A lot has to happen for this scenario to play out. Nadal is still the big favourite for the title but I’m hoping Djoko will have a good chance with the great form he in!
Chatrier this year is way faster than before and the bounce is lower. Federer is now playing his best tennis on clay since 2011 while Nadal is having one of his worst ever clay seasons. Nadal also didn't beat Federer in the last 5 and a half years. I would say him winning in straight sets is very unlikely.Come on, it seems like the most likely outcome.
No actual evidence that Chatrier is faster - they could have both just played poor returners.Did you ever see players servebotting on Chatrier until this year? This year both Federer and Djokovic are getting a lot of advantage thanks to their serve.