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nikdom

Guest
Roger looks so fragile even when leading. Perhaps this is really the beginning of the end. He won't retire because there is too much money at stake, but his best chance at a major, which is the USO, doesn't seem like it's getting easier.
 

HunterST

Hall of Fame
Roger looks so fragile even when leading. Perhaps this is really the beginning of the end. He won't retire because there is too much money at stake, but his best chance at a major, which is the USO, doesn't seem like it's getting easier.
I just really felt like the difference was that when Djokovic was at his best he just DID NOT MISS. Sure, he hit winners, but the most disturbing thing was I never felt like he might send one sailing long or dump one in the net.

With Fed, I could kind of feel like after a fairly long rally there was a good chance that he'd miss. Because of this, Roger had to beat him JUST by hitting winners. That's a very tough assignment.
 
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nikdom

Guest
I don't care for the rest of the tournament anymore. Don't care who wins or who loses. Just don't know what to do right now. Perhaps finish that bottle of gin thats been sitting in the cupboard.
 

sdont

Legend
Come on, fellow Fed fans. I couldn't watch the match (unfortunately) but seeing the result, I'm proud of Roger. The guy has obviously lost a step, and still he was leading 2 sets to love against the incredible Djokovic 2.0. He even served for the match as I was told. His confidence must be low, after so many months without lifting a title. But he still has the game to beat the best player in the world right now.
 
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nikdom

Guest
Come on, fellow Fed fans. I couldn't watch the match (unfortunately) but seeing the result, I'm proud of Roger. The guy has obviously lost a step, and still he was leading 2 sets to love against the incredible Djokovic 2.0. He even served for the match as I was told. His confidence must be low, after so many months without lifting a title. But he still has the game to beat the best player in the world right now.
How can he have the game to beat the no 1 if he didn't actually beat the no 1?
 
The only thing that would redeem this US Open is if Andy Murray won the whole thing. He deserves a slam.

If not, I'm perfectly content with Rafa demolishing Djok in the finals
 
Please let us not forget as disappointed as we are just how amazing Roger played the first two sets and he gave absolutely everything in the fifth but he just did not get the luck he deserved!
 
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nikdom

Guest
You mean, having a double MP on your own serve is not enough? What would you call that?
You said 'game to beat'. Not 'game to almost beat'. Big difference there.

Your glass half full outlook seems very unconvincing at the moment.
 

lendl1986

Rookie
I'm just disappointed in his 5 set record.

Sampras was an inferior player. But ONE THING he did better was win in 5 sets.

Federer, we are discovering, is a great front-runner but an average come-from-behind player.
 
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nikdom

Guest
Please let us not forget as disappointed as we are just how amazing Roger played the first two sets and he gave absolutely everything in the fifth but he just did not get the luck he deserved!
It's not luck. When you even a single match point on serve..... You at least MAKE a first serve....not miss it by a mile. Whats the point of all that experience if one can't make a first serve? The Sampras fans are right. I can't envision Pete missing those serves.
 

Don Felder

Semi-Pro
Djoker was tanking on that 40-15 return. He wanted off the court and his feelings were hurt because the crowd wanted Federer. Can't believe it went in. That was it. I knew Fed was done and wouldn't win another game once he was broken to 5-4.
 

texasdoc

Rookie
This is all gravy for him - he will go home, play with his kids, look at his trophies/bank account and be fine....

I don't think tennis is #1 in his life anymore.... this happens to all men of achievement as they get older/move on to the next phase of life.

Don't feel too bad for him... the dude has it made... has a wonderful post-tennis life to look forward to.
 
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nikdom

Guest
This is all gravy for him - he will go home, play with his kids, look at his trophies/bank account and be fine....

I don't think tennis is #1 in his life anymore.... this happens to all men of achievement as they get older/move on to the next phase of life.

Don't feel too bad for him... the dude has it made... has a wonderful post-tennis life to look forward to.
It'd be better for our hearts then if he retired and not put us through the wringer like that.
 

Crayola Oblongata

Hall of Fame
This is all gravy for him - he will go home, play with his kids, look at his trophies/bank account and be fine....

I don't think tennis is #1 in his life anymore.... this happens to all men of achievement as they get older/move on to the next phase of life.

Don't feel too bad for him... the dude has it made... has a wonderful post-tennis life to look forward to.
Nice post. :) But you know, it still hurts. Drink, anyone? :|
 
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Z3kk

Guest
I can't believe it....up two sets, and blows the next two...then in the final set, he gets it together, manages to break cockyvic, has 2 match points on his own serve, only to lose the first to a what the f*ck luck return/the second to a net cord bounce inside-out forehand...then proceeds to get broken himself...twice...

"The crowd was amazing." F*ck you, you arrogant, hypocritical twit. Obviously Djokovic played amazingly; it's undeniable. I just can't deal with the fact that he is such a terrible personality. I have absolutely nothing against people who beat Federer. It's just this idiot's attitude...it pains me to see anyone lose to this guy. Why must this moron be so good...it seems almost unfair... god damn it.
 

cc0509

Talk Tennis Guru
I am depressed and need a shoulder to cry on. I can't take watching such a great player get old. :cry:
I understand. It is not pretty watching your favorite player get older but I think it is better to be realistic about Federer now and his chances to win a slam rather than be perpetually disappointed. Better to be realistic and if he happens to win one, it will be a bonus, at least that is a better way to go for me.
 

Sid_Vicious

G.O.A.T.
I understand. It is not pretty watching your favorite player get older but I think it is better to be realistic about Federer now and his chances to win a slam rather than be perpetually disappointed. Better to be realistic and if he happens to win one, it will be a bonus, at least that is a better way to go for me.
It is going to be tough going forward. I am so upset today that I never wanna watch another tennis match again. I wish I had a time machine so I could go back and make sure that I never started watching tennis or any sport for that matter. :evil:
 

Hood_Man

Legend
Can you believe it? After a result like this one, and seeing Andy Murray being his usual grouchy self against Rafa... United 93 is on TV :(
 

RF20Lennon

Legend
I understand. It is not pretty watching your favorite player get older but I think it is better to be realistic about Federer now and his chances to win a slam rather than be perpetually disappointed. Better to be realistic and if he happens to win one, it will be a bonus, at least that is a better way to go for me.
To be honest for some reason i felt fed would win today after he was up 2 sets i was sure of it when he was up 5-3 40-15 there was just one thing going on in my mind. Pls dont squander these two like you did last yr get broken djoko holds then you get broken and he serves it out. Well it came out true. To be frank im terribly dissapointed that he gave away 2 match points on his own serve and almost cried ( i rarely do last time was at australian 2009) but i dont feel that bad mostly i think b/c we fed fans are now kind of habituatied to this but we still pull for him hoping that maybe someday he will come back. And hopefully he does



BUT STILL SQUANDERING 2 MATCH POINTS ON YOUR OWN SERVE WHILE SERVING 11 ACES IS UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!
 

texasdoc

Rookie
Yeah, the two MP were so tough to watch. Especially since it looked like Djoker was just going for broke on the first and got lucky -- he had basically mailed it in already.

Cruel.

But, I will still always support and admire Fed -- he the only athlete I have ever had such admiration for.
 
This is all gravy for him - he will go home, play with his kids, look at his trophies/bank account and be fine....

I don't think tennis is #1 in his life anymore.... this happens to all men of achievement as they get older/move on to the next phase of life.

Don't feel too bad for him... the dude has it made... has a wonderful post-tennis life to look forward to.
Yeah, that's nice "big picture" stuff, but it's sort of irrelevant. I would never "feel too bad" for him in the context of his broader life.

But, in the context of his athletic career, this is horrible. And, to dismiss it by looking at the big picture is to pretty much say it doesn't matter. Of course, in the larger context it doesn't matter but if all we're going to do is focus on the larger context, then why even discuss the USO or start this thread? None of it matters compared to the bigger picture.

This was an awful loss and I think Fed the athlete, the sportsman knows that and feels it, regardless of the great life he gets to enjoy hereafter.

I still can't believe he lost.
 

cc0509

Talk Tennis Guru
To be honest for some reason i felt fed would win today after he was up 2 sets i was sure of it when he was up 5-3 40-15 there was just one thing going on in my mind. Pls dont squander these two like you did last yr get broken djoko holds then you get broken and he serves it out. Well it came out true. To be frank im terribly dissapointed that he gave away 2 match points on his own serve and almost cried ( i rarely do last time was at australian 2009) but i dont feel that bad mostly i think b/c we fed fans are now kind of habituatied to this but we still pull for him hoping that maybe someday he will come back. And hopefully he does



BUT STILL SQUANDERING 2 MATCH POINTS ON YOUR OWN SERVE WHILE SERVING 11 ACES IS UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!
I am with you. I thought once he was up two sets he had the win but then Djokovic started to play better and I started to think oh oh here comes inconsistent Federer. Same pattern. Fed blows through some lesser players earlier in the slam only to have a lead and blow it to a better player later on in the tournament.

In my mind I realize he is 30 and he won't be the same player he was. I have accepted it and I still love to watch him play and root for him but in the back of my mind I don't expect too much at this point and I don't feel badly for Federer or sorry for him. I really think he handles it a lot better than some of his fans. There is nothing for him to feel badly about. I don't know how he still does it and goes out there. It if were me and I had achieved what he has in the game at 30 I would be gone.
 

cc0509

Talk Tennis Guru
It is going to be tough going forward. I am so upset today that I never wanna watch another tennis match again. I wish I had a time machine so I could go back and make sure that I never started watching tennis or any sport for that matter. :evil:
No come on seriously, Federer is the greatest. Nobody can take that away from him. Don't be so sad. Are you so upset because he had the lead and blew it or just that he lost in general? How can we really feel sad for a guy who has achieved so much?
 

cc0509

Talk Tennis Guru
Yeah, that's nice "big picture" stuff, but it's sort of irrelevant. I would never "feel too bad" for him in the context of his broader life.

But, in the context of his athletic career, this is horrible. And, to dismiss it by looking at the big picture is to pretty much say it doesn't matter. Of course, in the larger context it doesn't matter but if all we're going to do is focus on the larger context, then why even discuss the USO or start this thread? None of it matters compared to the bigger picture.

This was an awful loss and I think Fed the athlete, the sportsman knows that and feels it, regardless of the great life he gets to enjoy hereafter.

I still can't believe he lost.
But he did the same at Wimbledon. Up two sets and poof! I am sure Federer wanted to win and he probably feels badly, but honestly I don't think he will feel badly for too long. He just seems content to me with a whatever happens attitude. Now I don't know him personally so I don't know for sure, but at this stage of his career he must have prepared himself better for losses and he knows he has achieved more than he ever dreamed of. He knows he is 30. I mean come on! It must have sunk in for him by now.
 

SeeingDusk

Hall of Fame
Watching Fed aging and knowing that he will be gone one day is depressing. I watch tennis because of Fed. The day he retires, I will be watching tennis less probably. Seeing Fed lose today, while being up 2 sets to love and having 2 MPs on his own serve is heartbreaking. How on earth did Fed repeat the same mistake for the second time? Anyways, for what has Fed achieved all these years, he really has nothing left to win, so I don't feel as bad for him, although I do still, but not as much. Hmm, that didn't make sense ha. Being able to watch Fed still playing great tennis and fighting with the young guys is a joy, and we should all enjoy the privilege of just seeing him on court, knowing he will be gone some day.
 

Xizel

Professional
Federer doesn't close out matches by his opponent's error. He aces for the match. On 2 MPs, he couldn't do that. Then he gets broken TWICE and loses 4 games consecutively.
 
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