Fed vs Tipsarevic "live"

dh003i

Legend
That sucks, Tip deserved to win that match. Oh well, congrats to Fed, but even he knows hes lucky to escape this match with a win.
Oh come on, what a load of BS. The player who wins is the one who deserved to win. Federer wasn't lucky. He was serving great, 39 aces, and almost always easily took care of his serve. Meanwhile, he gave himself plenty of chances, and more importantly put tons of pressure on Tips, on Tips serve. It was just statistics, more chances to break, and eventually he did. Sure, Tips did a great job digging deep to win all those service games under pressure. But the fact is, Fed put Tips under a hell of a lot more pressure on his serve than vica-versa.

So don't give us this crap that Federer was "lucky" or didn't deserve to win the match. He dominated in almost every statistic, and won way more points overall.
 

psamp14

Hall of Fame
lol at the title with tipsy....i kept telling my friend in the middle of the match that tipsarevic was on drugs or something....he was playing out of his mind, with nothing to lose, unfazed that it was roger federer across from him....federer got a few lucky turns his way and started playing like federer again, finding ways to win....that match was, possibly, ....just too good! :)
 

iradical18

Professional
Tipsarevic was playing up to Fed's level, his level on a bad day anyway. Some players are just on fire for whatever reason. But whatever the reason, it made for one hell of a match that I won't forget for a while.
 

TheNatural

G.O.A.T.
Fed served Godlike near the end. That saved him.

Fed was pulling out so many aces in key points that the person i was watching it with was convinced that Fed is taking some sort of illegal drug.

It was pretty amazing how Fed was hitting ace after ace or huge serve when he was facing break points or big points.
 

InvisibleSoul

Hall of Fame
Oh come on, what a load of BS. The player who wins is the one who deserved to win. Federer wasn't lucky. He was serving great, 39 aces, and almost always easily took care of his serve. Meanwhile, he gave himself plenty of chances, and more importantly put tons of pressure on Tips, on Tips serve. It was just statistics, more chances to break, and eventually he did. Sure, Tips did a great job digging deep to win all those service games under pressure. But the fact is, Fed put Tips under a hell of a lot more pressure on his serve than vica-versa.

So don't give us this crap that Federer was "lucky" or didn't deserve to win the match. He dominated in almost every statistic, and won way more points overall.
I would have to tend to agree. I mean, if you looked at all the statistics, you could have never known this match proved to be as tough as it was for Federer.
 

jhhachamp

Hall of Fame
Tipsaravic may have been on top of his game, but there was no question, at least for me, that Roger was well below his normal level. That should have been a routine straight set, but hard-fought win if he had played at his normal level. 5 for 21 break point chances versus 3 of 3 for Tipsaravic tells the whole story. He also won 202 points to 173 for Tipsaravic, which is quite a big difference for such a close match.
 

dh003i

Legend
Yea, thank you to the previous poster for some common sense.

It was a credit to Tipsarevic that he repeatedly dug deep on his serve to fend off heavy pressure from Federer. And it was a credit to Fed, his clutch serving throughout the match. The difference in this match was just that Fed put so much pressure on Tips' serve. It was just a matter of putting it all together on one return game.

I don't think Federer played badly, I think overall he played great. Although I think it was a mixture of playing some of his best tennis, and then just some ok tennis throughout the match for him. Some of that was forced by how well Tips' was playing, which forced Fed into bad positions. Some of it had to do, at times, with Federer's footwork and stuff on his side of the net.
 

dh003i

Legend
There were a few weird events at the match. I think the challenge system maybe worked to Federer's disadvantage the entire match, but that's just something you have to overcome. But I think this is why the challenge system is BS. As the commentators noted, Fed is not good at challenges, and has an abysmal record in them. But why should he be good at challenges? He's been training all of these years to play tennis, not make calls. That's just not his, or any player's, job, and it's BS that the system is implemented like this. Far better, it would be to let players either make their own challenges, or designate someone assigned to watch the game to make them for them. Or just get rid of the whole thing, and lets the linesmen do their jobs, and the players theirs.

There was also some weird point where Fed was in the rally quite well, and the play was suspended because someone dropped a ball on the court. Then Tips won the replay on a great serve.

I don't think Federer got "lucky", if anything, I think a lot of the quirky things went against him.
 

christos_liaskos

Professional
I've just realised this Federer guy is a bit of a 'one shot wonder' guy. It was his serve that won him the match after all with 39 of his 96 winners coming from aces (anyone see the similar statistic to another recent 5 set match)
 

dh003i

Legend
I agree, I do think this is one weakness of Federer, and it's really one that need not be there. I think he systematically plays more cautiously on break-points, as if he doesn't want to get an UE there and screw it up. But that isn't his game normally.

Imo, if you have a break-point, you should keep on doing whatever you did to get that breakpoint. If it's because the other guy kept screwing up or double-faulting, then you have to try to lift your game, because they can lift theirs from that abysmal state.
 

FedForGOAT

Professional
It's funny, because Fed deals really well with break points on his serve, but on the other player's serve, he seems way too cautious.
 

FedForGOAT

Professional
There were a few weird events at the match. I think the challenge system maybe worked to Federer's disadvantage the entire match, but that's just something you have to overcome. But I think this is why the challenge system is BS. As the commentators noted, Fed is not good at challenges, and has an abysmal record in them. But why should he be good at challenges? He's been training all of these years to play tennis, not make calls. That's just not his, or any player's, job, and it's BS that the system is implemented like this. Far better, it would be to let players either make their own challenges, or designate someone assigned to watch the game to make them for them. Or just get rid of the whole thing, and lets the linesmen do their jobs, and the players theirs.

There was also some weird point where Fed was in the rally quite well, and the play was suspended because someone dropped a ball on the court. Then Tips won the replay on a great serve.

I don't think Federer got "lucky", if anything, I think a lot of the quirky things went against him.
Federer used to be a great challenger. What happened?
 

Nadal_Freak

Banned
Please Fed retire. Imagine how exiting the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open would be if Fed wasn't around. It would give a lot of people a chance. Fed dominating 3/4 of the year is boring.
 

christos_liaskos

Professional
I have never thought he plays really well on break points. I think it was last year when he was ranked outside the top10 for break points converted (atleast for a while). In his matches against Canas he blew so many chances it was ridiculous
 

dh003i

Legend
Please Fed retire. Imagine how exiting the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open would be if Fed wasn't around. It would give a lot of people a chance. Fed dominating 3/4 of the year is boring.
Please Nadal retire. Imagine how exciting tennis would be if Federer had won the GS last year.
 

Undrayon

New User
This match proved why Federer is number 1. Every tennis player at this level is AMAZING. Even Roddick (who alot of people seem to think has no game) can be utterly devasting when he has an awesome day. Any of these guys can be "impossible" to beat if they are having an incredible day, the trick is still winning when you're playing horrible compared to normal.

Federer was not playing well at all overall, his incredible forehand let him down for most of it. In the end though...he still won. Many threads have been started about "Federer is on the way down! He barely won against
-blank-. His reign is over!!!!!!!" The thing is though...he still won.

Any of them can win by playing amazing. Federer is a champion because even on a terrible day he still finds a way to win.
 
M

Morrissey

Guest
Boy you really are hoping for that aren't you. So your boy Nadal won't have to play Federer in the final. And the same goes for Nadal as well. They don't just give out final's appearances you know. I bet the Nadal fanboys were on the edge of their seat praying that he would get taken out so Nadal could sail into the number 1 slot. Personally I wouldn't have minded him losing so Nalbandian can have a clear road to the finals. Vamos Nalbandian!!!
Let's get fed's legs running alot Namranger. vamos Fat Dave.
 

zorman

Rookie
There were a few weird events at the match. I think the challenge system maybe worked to Federer's disadvantage the entire match, but that's just something you have to overcome. But I think this is why the challenge system is BS.
The hawk eye is very, very reliable. At five all in the second set, Tips first serve went clearly in, whoever doubts it should see it again. The ugly fat lady on the high chair said she saw it out. She should go home and take up knitting instead.
When the stadium screens showed the ball inside the line after Tips challenged, Fed raised his arms in supposed perplexity. He may be a gentlemen when things go easy but when he is threatened he doesn't hesitate to play a bit unfair. I don't blame him though. His ego must weight tons and justifiably so. Full marks to Tips for a spiriited effort against a far classier opponent.
 

ninman

Hall of Fame
I think that win was exactly what he needed. He didn't play any warm up so he needed some hard tennis just to get back in the way of things. The way is clear for him now to ride into the final and win the title again.
 
M

Morrissey

Guest
The hawk eye is very, very reliable. At five all in the second set, Tips first serve went clearly in, whoever doubts it should see it again. The ugly fat lady on the high chair said she saw it out. She should go home and take up knitting instead.
When the stadium screens showed the ball inside the line after Tips challenged, Fed raised his arms in supposed perplexity. He may be a gentlemen when things go easy but when he is threatened he doesn't hesitate to play a bit unfair. I don't blame him though. His ego must weight tons and justifiably so. Full marks to Tips for a spiriited effort against a far classier opponent.
You're absolutely dead on right and people complained that Roddick had an ego. BUt he hasn't won anything in 5 years and he's American.
 

BreakPoint

Bionic Poster
Federer had an amazing 96 winners for the match but he still didn't beat Kohlschreiber's record from the night before of 104. :shock:
 

TennezSport

Hall of Fame
I think not.......

It would kill the sport if Fed won everything. It's already bad enough as it is. A dull personality with a dull game winning everything.
While you may not like Fed, Tennis is on a major increase since Fed came to power. According to the USTA and USPTA surveys, tennis is the only sport with a growing percentage in the last 2 years. The numbers also suggest that the growth will continue for the next two years.

What you call a dull personality in tennis is called CLASS and Fed has tons of it. He is not in his opponents face with "Come On" or "Vamos" when opponents make errors and he is respectful of all players. This is the true example of a true champion.

While I agree that Rafa adds to do with it with the rivalry, it's Fed dominatation and making history with everyone else trying to catch him that has produced this growth, much like Tiger has done with golf.

So like him or not, for the record, he is the best thing to happen to tennis in the last 10 years.

TennezSport :cool:
 
It would kill the sport if Fed won everything. It's already bad enough as it is. A dull personality with a dull game winning everything.
I can understand why you may think Federer has a dull personality (I think it's fine, but I'm not big on offensive brats like Roddick and the like), but his game is far from dull. I mean, even the most adamant Fed haters think that Roger's game is incredible, they just hate him winning all the time.

By the way, he is winning close to everything, and the sport is doing well worldwide. Even here in the states, Roger gets some attention, which says a lot coming from the horrible American sports media.
 

BobFL

Hall of Fame
ma polako ljudi njihovo vreme tek dolazi nemojte da ih opterecujete toliko ;)
Covek, jesi nasao nekog da ti donese reket?:)
Mozda mogu da ti pomognem...
Inace demovao sam oko 40 reketa i mfil ti je bulja da znas. Mfill200 je kao cepanica a 300 je tviner nevidjeni....

Kazi sta ti treba..

Slobodan
 

edberg505

Legend
The hawk eye is very, very reliable. At five all in the second set, Tips first serve went clearly in, whoever doubts it should see it again. The ugly fat lady on the high chair said she saw it out. She should go home and take up knitting instead.
When the stadium screens showed the ball inside the line after Tips challenged, Fed raised his arms in supposed perplexity. He may be a gentlemen when things go easy but when he is threatened he doesn't hesitate to play a bit unfair. I don't blame him though. His ego must weight tons and justifiably so. Full marks to Tips for a spiriited effort against a far classier opponent.
If anything I think Federer was getting annoyed that Tipsarevic was taking his time when challenging the call. I think that move is total bs as well. You shouldn't be able to walk up to the net to check a mark on the other side of the net to see if you should challenge the call. If you feel that the ball is in then immediately challenge. They need to nip that in the bud.
 

ninman

Hall of Fame
If anything I think Federer was getting annoyed that Tipsarevic was taking his time when challenging the call. I think that move is total bs as well. You shouldn't be able to walk up to the net to check a mark on the other side of the net to see if you should challenge the call. If you feel that the ball is in then immediately challenge. They need to nip that in the bud.
I think part of the reason they do it is to disrupt play and your opponents rythm. Gamesmanship and really annoying.
 

racingdad23

Semi-Pro
That match was so good I sat through it again today. Made the kid watch it also. I think he has a new understanding of what heart and soul is all about.
 

Satch

Hall of Fame
Covek, jesi nasao nekog da ti donese reket?:)
Mozda mogu da ti pomognem...
Inace demovao sam oko 40 reketa i mfil ti je bulja da znas. Mfill200 je kao cepanica a 300 je tviner nevidjeni....

Kazi sta ti treba..

Slobodan
da ne spamujemo ovde daj mi mail treba mi par saveta.
 

hoodjem

G.O.A.T.
That's too bad that Tipsarevic lost. In my opinion, a big upset would get people interested again--the idea that you never can be positive who will win--not just the same old, same old. . .
 

ACE of Hearts

Talk Tennis Guru
An upset would suck, people wanna see the best players.This was the best serving i have seen from Fed, meaning aces since his famous wimbledon match against Sampras.
 
That's too bad that Tipsarevic lost. In my opinion, a big upset would get people interested again--the idea that you never can be positive who will win--not just the same old, same old. . .
Yeh, as much as I love Roger, I think it would be pretty amazing if Berdych were topull off an upset today. They'd bring up their Olympic match again and again, and a new name would be household.

Then he'd get thumped by Blake or Djokovic.
 

bjelicab

New User
Tipsaravic may have been on top of his game, but there was no question, at least for me, that Roger was well below his normal level. That should have been a routine straight set, but hard-fought win if he had played at his normal level. 5 for 21 break point chances versus 3 of 3 for Tipsaravic tells the whole story. He also won 202 points to 173 for Tipsaravic, which is quite a big difference for such a close match.
It is...TIPSAREVIC...
 
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