Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by bravestennis, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. bravestennis

    bravestennis Rookie

    May 6, 2004
    I was checking the scores and Federer lost a set, so far on serve in the 3rd. Hope Federer wins since i'm giong down tomorrow, but I never thought he'd lose a set in the first round. Maybe he's human anyway. He has to be so tired from all the tennis he's playing
  2. TwistServe

    TwistServe Guest

    ive said this about 10 times in the past month.. any top 50 player can beat a top 5 player on a good day.. the mens competition is very close... obviously fed will beat them 19 of 20 times but he cant win them all
  3. TwistServe

    TwistServe Guest

    FEDeRer is out first round!!!!
  4. VictorS.

    VictorS. Professional

    Jun 1, 2004
    Man, what a surprise. Hrybaty played well...but i definitely didn't think he played out of his mind. Kind of ironic how on this board the last few days, we've been debating who could possibly topple the great Roger Federer and then Hrbaty (who's a solid player) beats him in the first rd.

    Federer seemed so calm after the loss, even joking with Hrbaty at the net. This guy is really a cool customer. I don't think this is going to hurt him one bit. In fact, maybe this time off will re-energize him for the olympics and us open. Not good news for the rest of the tour.
  5. SonicSpeed

    SonicSpeed Rookie

    Feb 20, 2004
    I was yawning after the first set...who knew it would turn out to be so dramatic. Good job Dominik. better luck nest time Fed.
  6. TS Ramesh

    TS Ramesh Guest

    Federer's loss in the first round at Cincy serves to highlight just how good a run Roddick had last year. Playing in a virtually unbroken string of tournaments one after the other from RCA through the US Open, Roddick compiled a 27-1 record, including back-to-back titles at Montreal and Cincy, with the US Open being his capstone. Even the Fed, despite his phenomenal talents, allowed his tiredness to get to him this week.

    This in no way takes away from Federer's outstanding achievements this year -- in fact, I'm a big admirer of his. It's just an attempt to draw a proportionate amount of attention to the praiseworthy accomplishments of the much-maligned Roddick, everyone's favorite whipping boy on these boards.

  7. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

    PureCarlosMoyaDrive Professional

    Feb 11, 2004
    Ramesh though, I think Fed really doesn't care too much about this loss. In fact I bet he's kind of happy because now he has a whole week to prepare for the Olympics, then 2 weeks to get ready for the US Open.
  8. MsPiggy

    MsPiggy Rookie

    Aug 3, 2004
    Who is even talking about Roddick?
  9. AAAA

    AAAA Hall of Fame

    Feb 20, 2004
    PCMD, I agree 100%. Federer has stated before how winning the Davis Cup for Switzerland is a goal of his. I'd imagine winning an Olympic gold medal for his country would be an even greater honor for him. I hope he does it.

    Ramesh, The Olympics didn't take place last year so the parameters for Federer are different.
  10. MattNowicki

    MattNowicki Rookie

    Feb 27, 2004
    Oh, that's such bullcrap both of you. I honestly doubt he's HAPPY with his loss- I'm sure he would've loved to win this as well. Of course, I doubt he deems it the end of the world, since yes it is nice to have extra time to prepare, but he certainly ain't happy. Oh boy, Roddick's got this one in a bag if he gets past Mirnyi.
  11. speedofpain88

    speedofpain88 Rookie

    Jul 22, 2004
    No big surprise that Fed lost, he's tired from all the tournaments. However, I thought he'd go a little bit deeper. I doubt he's too worried about it, he had a great streak and like you guys said he wants to prepare for the Olympics.

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