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Tennisgods

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Yeah I personally rate Nadal as the favorite at the moment, but do think Federer has an excellent chance here. He won't get many more chances like this. I really don't care about number 1 but if Federer could somehow secure #21 here it would go a long way in making Wimbledon feel a lot less painful. Will never be able to erase it, but Fed can make up for it here.
Honestly, if Fed was to actually win this thing, i’d forget W19 in a flash. The reason that one hurt so much was because at Fed’s age you never know if he’ll ever get championship points at a slam again.
But he’s a long way from winning it of course. It’s just that with Djokovic out, my mind wanders ahead a bit...
 
Honestly, if Fed was to actually win this thing, i’d forget W19 in a flash. The reason that one hurt so much was because at Fed’s age you never know if he’ll ever get championship points at a slam again.
But he’s a long way from winning it of course. It’s just that with Djokovic out, my mind wanders ahead a bit...
Mine wanders too much. I am just not thinking ahead at all. Not one point.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
Honestly, if Fed was to actually win this thing, i’d forget W19 in a flash.
In some ways, it would make this USO even sweeter than had it come at Wimbledon. Just for pure legacy purposes, many would argue that a 6th USO would be better for his legacy than a 9th Wimbledon would have been. The logic says that any Wimbledon title is better than any USO title, but a sixth trophy would break the tie he has with Jimmy and Pete and make him US Open GOAT. Something to ponder.
 

AceSalvo

Legend
In some ways, it would make this USO even sweeter than had it come at Wimbledon. Just for pure legacy purposes, many would argue that a 6th USO would be better for his legacy than a 9th Wimbledon would have been. The logic says that any Wimbledon title is better than any USO title, but a sixth trophy would break the tie he has with Jimmy and Pete and make him US Open GOAT. Something to ponder.
Been saying this for a while now. I am so glad Fed pushed Djoko to the brink for that Wimbledon trophy. It did take a lot out from Djoko. Just don’t know how much hit Fed took. So far Fed looks good.

Another USO/AO/RG/Wimbledon will do a lot of good in that specific order.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
Can someone tell me who is handing Roger the trophy already? I’m not seeing it anywhere.
You see that "jinx" prediction from insecure pockets of the Djokovic-Nadal fan bases. What Fed fan has said that here? If they have, I must have them on ignore.
 
OK, guys, you're giving me too much hope. I just need to watch Federer with limited expectations.
Yep, while I will not let my mind wander too much with positivity. I see this as "with great opportunity, comes potential failure."

As in, if he wins USO it might be a better story than winning WC, and if he loses to Rafa... can't even fathom it.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
i wish there was some way to confirm how the courts are playing. sascha said in his presser they are low and slow. roger obviously thinks its slow at night.
 

MeatTornado

Legend
Been saying this for a while now. I am so glad Fed pushed Djoko to the brink for that Wimbledon trophy. It did take a lot out from Djoko. Just don’t know how much hit Fed took. So far Fed looks good.

Another USO/AO/RG/Wimbledon will do a lot of good in that specific order.
Is that a joke about Fed winning a NCYGS?

Or is that actually your preferred preference? Because I don't see any reason to put AO over RG, unless you just want to troll Novak by matching his 7.
 

oldmanfan

Hall of Fame
I know its dimi but my concern is its a night match and fed clearly does not like those conditions
I worry a bit about the night conditions too. But we'll just have to trust The Old Man to do his thang. He's almost undefeated in night matches at the USO (1 loss to Berdych a few years back?), and at the least, Dimi is a known opponent to Fedr. Also, he knows this is a huge chance for another slam finals. These are the chances he still plays for and relishes.
 
I worry a bit about the night conditions too. But we'll just have to trust The Old Man to do his thang. He's almost undefeated in night matches at the USO (1 loss to Berdych a few years back?), and at the least, Dimi is a known opponent to Fedr. Also, he knows this is a huge chance for another slam finals. These are the chances he still plays for and relishes.
The Millman match was also a night match wasn't it? He had a near miss against Monfils in 2014.....apart from that he's been unscathed....
 
I worry a bit about the night conditions too. But we'll just have to trust The Old Man to do his thang. He's almost undefeated in night matches at the USO (1 loss to Berdych a few years back?), and at the least, Dimi is a known opponent to Fedr. Also, he knows this is a huge chance for another slam finals. These are the chances he still plays for and relishes.
Don't forget Millman... last year.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
I worry a bit about the night conditions too. But we'll just have to trust The Old Man to do his thang. He's almost undefeated in night matches at the USO (1 loss to Berdych a few years back?), and at the least, Dimi is a known opponent to Fedr.
I worry a bit about the night conditions too. But we'll just have to trust The Old Man to do his thang. He's almost undefeated in night matches at the USO (1 loss to Berdych a few years back?), and at the least, Dimi is a known opponent to Fedr. Also, he knows this is a huge chance for another slam finals. These are the chances he still plays for and relishes.
I feel like over the years he does better in day matches
 

oldmanfan

Hall of Fame
I feel like over the years he does better in day matches
You may be right. But I feel it's really just the ball/court conditions that dictates his results, form included of course. But Fedr's finally rounding into form now with his ridic ground strokes against Goffin. Against Nagal in 1R, it made me think hard after seeing him wailing on ground strokes and being so persistent even when making many errors. I think he found what he was looking for after 2 matches, and he showed it against Goffin.

Of course against Dimi, it's one round further, and night instead of day, but Dimi hasn't played on Ashe at all, let alone Ashe at night. They'll both have to adjust to night conditions, but Fedr is more used to it this year and in general, being the marquee night player so often.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
I worry a bit about the night conditions too. But we'll just have to trust The Old Man to do his thang. He's almost undefeated in night matches at the USO (1 loss to Berdych a few years back?)
Millman 2018

Robredo 2013 ended at night, so did the 2009 final against Del Po.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
While you're at it, also hope Nadl loses in the QF :p.
Diego is a scrappy little guy, but he has absolutely nothing with which to hurt Rafa. His serve is especially exploitable. I watched live their IW match this year and Diego was absolutely blown off the court, winning only 4 games. It's like Mike Tyson battling a 13 year old boy, and I don't mean any disrespect to Diego, it's just the truth. He's never come close to beating Rafa.
 
While you're at it, also hope Nadl loses in the QF :p.
The hope for that side is a quick victory by a zoning berrettini or Monfils (not sure which one zoning would be better). Then continue that zoning against Rafa... But let's be real, the winner will have played 5 tough sets and be dead for Rafa.
 
I am going to do something very stupid, I am going to look past the Dimi match and on to the SF... :oops:

I hope Med and Wawa go 5 sets and 5 hours tomorrow, and then I will take a tired Wawa.
Haha I feel you....Everytime I think of flying or taking the bus to watch Federer, he's lost. Happened since 2017....Was very lucky to watch both Cincy 2015 and USO 2015 finals...The Cincy finals was something that I would never forget....and the lesser said about the latter the better....
 

oldmanfan

Hall of Fame
Diego is a scrappy little guy, but he has absolutely nothing with which to hurt Rafa. His serve is especially exploitable. I watched live their IW match this year and Diego was absolutely blown off the court, winning only 4 games. It's like Mike Tyson battling a 13 year old boy, and I don't mean any disrespect to Diego, it's just the truth. He's never come close to beating Rafa.
I understand what you're getting at, but I remember Diego won 1 set each at AO18(won set2) and RG18(won set1). True that he wasn't close to winning those matches, but I thought he could've won the AO18 match had a few BPs went his way bc the (63 67(4) 63 63, Nadal) score didn't show how close it actually was. Obviously Nadl is not Z, but still, Diego was hitting superbly against Z.
 
I understand what you're getting at, but I remember Diego won 1 set each at AO18(won set2) and RG18(won set1). True that he wasn't close to winning those matches, but I thought he could've won the AO18 match had a few BPs went his way bc the (63 67(4) 63 63, Nadal) score didn't show how close it actually was. Obviously Nadl is not Z, but still, Diego was hitting superbly against Z.
See, I was not impressed by Diego today. Like @BeatlesFan said, he has literally nothing to hurt Rafa with.

That being said, a tough 4 setter where he makes Rafa run quite a bit could happen and be beneficial for us Fed fans in the long run.
 

oldmanfan

Hall of Fame
See, I was not impressed by Diego today. Like @BeatlesFan said, he has literally nothing to hurt Rafa with.

That being said, a tough 4 setter where he makes Rafa run quite a bit could happen and be beneficial for us Fed fans in the long run.
If it helps...

I thought Fedr had a decent chance against Nadl at RG19, he lost.

I thought Nadl was the slight favorite against Fedr at W19, he lost.

I'm thinking Nadl is the slight favorite against Fedr here... he'll lose? ;)
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
If it helps...

I thought Fedr had a decent chance against Nadl at RG19, he lost.

I thought Nadl was the slight favorite against Fedr at W19, he lost.

I'm thinking Nadl is the slight favorite against Fedr here... he'll lose? ;)
How did you think fed had a decent shot at rg but rafa the slight favorite on grass?
 
If it helps...

I thought Fedr had a decent chance against Nadl at RG19, he lost.

I thought Nadl was the slight favorite against Fedr at W19, he lost.

I'm thinking Nadl is the slight favorite against Fedr here... he'll lose? ;)
Just get Fed to the final. Then the nerves and FBPD will be back full throttle. If he actually w...

Stop, stop putting these thoughts in my head.

 

oldmanfan

Hall of Fame
How did you think fed had a decent shot at rg but rafa the slight favorite on grass?
On their forms going into their Fedal clashes.

I thought Fedr's form was slightly better than Nadl's at RG19 after seeing his play against Stan. But bc it's clay, I only gave Fedr a decent chance to win, and not the favorite. The sandstorm ruined any chance of that bc of their game styles.

I thought Nadl looked slightly better than Fedr at WB19 before they met.

And here at USO19, their forms are similar after 4R, but the conditions favor Nadl on top of the weaker draw.
 
On their forms going into their Fedal clashes.

I thought Fedr's form was slightly better than Nadl's at RG19 after seeing his play against Stan. But bc it's clay, I only gave Fedr a decent chance to win, and not the favorite. The sandstorm ruined any chance of that bc of their game styles.

I thought Nadl looked slightly better than Fedr at WB19 before they met.

And here at USO19, their forms are similar after 4R, but the conditions favor Nadl on top of the weaker draw.
I like when Fed plays top players going into Finals. Such will be the case whether Med or Wawa.
 
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