Well I don't want to get into this really, but who has Federer defeated to win those slams? He has one great player to stop him. Just one. Every other generation has had at least 3-4 at a time. This is by far the worst tennis I have yet to witness in my admittedly relatively short life (27, been watching since my first memories). There is no contest between this era and pretty much every other one that preceeded it, it's vastly vastly inferior, with the exception of two men...Nah, because Roger Federer is clutch. He has the 12 slam titles to prove it.
You think the fifth set was the best tennis of Tipsarevic's life?Well I think Federer needed a match like that just to waken him up, remember these are the first matches he's played all year. Tipsaravic played the best tennis of his whole life against a Federer who really didn't play nearly as well as he did in his first two matches and still lost!
According to one of the ESPN commentators, the betting odds on Fed was 100:1 (you'd have to put down $100 to win $1). So, you'd be only $1K richer.
He did look quite a bit shorter.Did anybody else notice the height disparity between Fed & Tipsarevic?? Tip's profile lists him as 5'11", but when they shook hands he looked about 5'8"-9" to me. cuz Fed is supposed to be 6"1".
Sorry, I'm kinda anal about height.
FFS can nobody do maths on this forum at 100:1 $1million would win you $10,000.According to one of the ESPN commentators, the betting odds on Fed was 100:1 (you'd have to put down $100 to win $1). So, you'd be only $1K richer.
Not the cleanest match, but definitely exciting and dramatic. Both players played with guts and poise. Fed was clutch money in this match. Tipsy pounded and pounded and very nearly broke down the wall. Gusty. And please, to all you people saying that Fed sucks, I bet you would take that win if you were in Fed's shoes. I bet if you were playing a match, any match, you would rather win ugly.
True - Fed was way below his standard whereas Tipsy boy was playing out of his mind. Am sure, if Tipsy sees a recording of this match , he would wonder if that was him on the court.If anything this shows what it takes even when Federer is off his game to beat him in a grand slam.
I said so...that Tipsy would give Federer a bad time and he might have won the match... I've been watching Tipsarevic attentively for 3 years now and he usually plays like this...very solid, big grounstrokes... it's a surprise he's not better ranked that 49th actuallyTrue - Fed was way below his standard whereas Tipsy boy was playing out of his mind. Am sure, if Tipsy sees a recording of this match , he would wonder if that was him on the court.
On a serious note - I have seen Tipsy play for the first time. Is he always this good and consistent or today was his b'day?
Also, no doubt Fed played badly, but was this another case of a bad matchup, particularly because Tipsy was beating fed in basseline rallies?