A near 38 year old just made the RG Semi final exactly 20 years after his first appearance

#13
Telling it like it is rather. You don't think that Fed would have lost to any of Thiem, Zverev, Khach or even Tsitsi, Coric or Delpo? What a joke. Cake draw.
Won't benefit Fed though. Nadal already licking his chops :p
Nadal can lick his greasy chops all he wants, but Friday is going to be a WAR.
 
#17
Telling it like it is rather. You don't think that Fed would have lost to any of Thiem, Zverev, Khach or even Tsitsi, Coric or Delpo? What a joke. Cake draw.
Won't benefit Fed though. Nadal already licking his chops :p
Nope, Roger Federer could have beaten anyone other than Rafa/Novak/Thiem on his best day. Even Thiem, it's not exactly impossible if Roger beat him. Roger had match points against him in three sets at Madrid. Appreciate it, don't be hater
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
#21
Nope, Roger Federer could have beaten anyone other than Rafa/Novak/Thiem on his best day. Even Thiem, it's not exactly impossible if Roger beat him. Roger had match points against him in three sets at Madrid. Appreciate it, don't be hater
If he struggles against Thiem in best of 3, one can only imagine the disaster in best of 5.
 
#28
Roger will now have faced Rafa 6 times at RG, that’s double the amount of times they faced at Wimbledon. Yet Nadal fans have the audacity to claim Fed "tanks" in order to duck Nadal on the dirt. :unsure:
To be fair, no one could claim nadal was avoiding fed on purpose
 
#37
He was suppose to lose to randoms on clay, remember?
I'm thrilled to be wrong.

But tbf, he was extremely close to losing to the likes of Monfils and Coric before pulling a rabbit out of a hat. And losses to top 20 players like that is exactly what I expected from him. He then got a quite favorable draw at RG. I expected him to lose to a player like Schwartzman in the first week, but he never had to play someone like that.
 
#38
I'm thrilled to be wrong.

But tbf, he was extremely close to losing to the likes of Monfils and Coric before pulling a rabbit out of a hat. And losses to top 20 players like that is exactly what I expected from him. He then got a quite favorable draw at RG. I expected him to lose to a player like Schwartzman in the first week, but he never had to play someone like that.
He man handled Diego in practice from what I've heard. Monfils has had a pretty good year. Coric is always tough for Fed. He had MP vs Thiem. He routined everyone here first week. The signs were there imo. I wasn't sure how he'd do on clay, but I felt like he would beat most players. His fitness was my worry more than anything. Thankfully, he's done really well in ending these matches in good time.
 

Pheasant

Hall of Fame
#46
Fed has been impressive. I was completely shocked when Fed played his second match of the day against Coric, yet still walked away with a victory. He also pushed world #5 Thiem very hard in their match. Fed now has won the last 7 matches in a row on clay.

Reaching semis has been insane. I still don’t believe it. I am really enjoying this crazy run on clay. This feels like Connors’ 1991 run at the USO. But it’s better, given how tough this surface is to play at an old age. Grinding out wins is very difficult for mummies.
 
#50
Impressive for sure. At the same time, I didn't really expect less from him :)
You really expected Roger Federer to reach SF?

To be frank, he had a slice of luck too. Schwartzman losing before fourth round helped Roger a lot.

I was thinking playing Schwartzman and Stan/Tsitsipas back to back was dangerous. Was always confident Roger can deal one
 
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