Australian Open R3 - The GOAT v Roger Federer

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by batz, Jan 17, 2013.

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So who wins?

  1. Are you kidding? Bernie in straights

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  2. Bernie gives Roger a set

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  3. Bernie gives Roger a couple of sets

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  4. Roger in 3 (crazy talk, I know)

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  5. Sexi in 4 (Someone poisons Bernie)

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  6. Sexi in 5

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  1. moopie

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    Not that great. Couple of double faults, doesn't seem to be moving so well. But probably just good enough to win.
     
  2. kishnabe

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    Sara Tomic won her match today....maybe Bernard can follow!
     
  3. Steve0904

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    Finish him Milos! I don't care about this match. I want to watch Federer. You're just going to lose next round anyway.
     
  4. Geology_Rocks!

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    Really? Are you sure about this one?
     
  5. Defcon

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    I was talking about Fed :)
     
  6. jacktheripper

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    Looks like Tomic has trouble with Federer's serve. doest not help tha he stands back so far to return serve
     
  7. Defcon

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    Bad miss by Fed on bp.
     
  8. MesQueUnClub

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    Regardless of how this match ends, it looks like we have a future no 1.

    Of all the new guys, Tomic looks like the one with the whole package - serve, ground strokes, touch, volleys and that little something special. He is missing a little something mentally, but in a year or so he will get that too.
     
  9. kishnabe

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    Great Drop....anything puffy..Fed would bury!
     
  10. RajFederer

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    Tomic struggling with his service games
     
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    Tomic holds with ugly but effective dropshot.
     
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    Yeah, he does have the talent. Just needs to move much better.
     
  14. DragonBlaze

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    I see Fed is useless at converting BP's as always :lol:. Looks like nothing is going to change this year in that regard.
     
  15. jacktheripper

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    Not to mention the belief that is so important.. if he is disciplined, he can make it big.. Wont be a surprise to see this guy beating Federer in another year
     
  16. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I kind of hope not. Because then he's going to run his mouth again and say: "hey it was close". Following his "I beat the world #1, in an exo, but I'm ready now" logic.
     
  17. Masayoshi

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    Well he went for the right shot, had the right form, just aimed himself a bit off.

    Tomic's definitely very focused this match - way more emotion from him than in any other match I've seen.
     
  18. moopie

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    I think that's a big maybe. The mental part fails so many talented players in the past.
     
  19. jacktheripper

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    Tomic seems to be playing go much better than his earlier match.. Good players raise their games for important matches
     
  20. Defcon

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    All this stuff about Tomic they're talking about does make him sound like a proper ahole.
     
  21. Masayoshi

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    Must say, I'm really enjoying this match so far. Good quality from both players, even though Roger's not doing his GOATing thing [yet].
     
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    C'mon Roger! Start slaying kangaroos and what not on the court.
     
  23. TennisLovaLova

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    What was that bh?
     
  24. powerangle

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    lol you can't out-Fed Fed, Tomic
     
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    Holy hell, Roger...
     
  26. NastyWinners

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    Wow, two nasty backhands.
     
  27. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I think he's doing that now.
     
  28. moopie

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    Vintage Fed backhands!
     
  29. Terenigma

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    Federer seriously is the god of tennis. he makes some of the best shots look effortless
     
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    Sexy using his challenges now, means business.
     
  31. natalia

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    Damn net!!!
     
  32. Defcon

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    Another lucky break for Tomic.
     
  33. NastyWinners

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    Tomic getting some love from the net.
     
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    One lucky shot then tomic holds
     
  35. TheCheese

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    Roger's playing pretty poorly.
     
  36. underground

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    Fed relinquishing his leads in return games as usual. :lol:
     
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    Tomic gets lucky under pressure a lot...
     
  38. DragonBlaze

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    Not poor. Just not great IMO.

    Damn those Australian netcords though :evil:
     
  39. Masayoshi

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    Seemed like Fed WAS doing the GOATing thing on that return game until the netcord knocked him back down to human level.
     
  40. Rozroz

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    does Fed uses a 95 or i'm just imagining?
     
  41. NastyWinners

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    Busta Rhymes and bowling aye.
     
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    Tomic has shown nothing special, no idea why someone would call him future #1. He moves like an elephant, plenty of guys can hit a hard ball, just because he uses a drop shot means nothing.
     
  44. FederErizeD

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    Federer's 2nd serve winning % is so poor!
     
  45. Prisoner of Birth

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    Federer's forehand lost its sting after the first couple of games.
     
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    I think he should Tomic to run more. The kid can't move.
     
  47. MesQueUnClub

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    No. I think he's a pretty safe bet. He will always have that Aussie bad boy thing and he will screw up a bit, but he wants to win and he is playing to win. Also he seem to want to play the big guys and look forward to it - all stuff champions are made of.

    Physically he won't be able to hang with the big guys yet, but that will come with age.
     
  48. NastyWinners

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    Tomic breathing hard.
     
  49. TheCheese

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    Federer's taking advantage of Tomic's poor movement to his FH.
     
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    And no fitness either it looks like.
     

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