Halle Final (spoilers)

davey25

Banned
Fedubai said:
Come on, this was a good argument to begin with. Bottom line, we'll see how Federer and Safin perform at Wimbledon. But you can't deny that this was a good win against Safin. He isn't that bad on grass afterall. It's not like Roddick on clay, I don't think.
Yes we will see how Federer and Safin do at Wimbledon. It will be interesting. If Safin does have a second strong Wimbledon though, I will concede he is much better on grass than Roddick on clay.
 
davey25 said:
That is the best defense you can come up with. Pathetic, although I would not have expected anything more from you. :mrgreen:
Considering ive been saying that for a while now i wouldn't call it a "best defense can come up with". Most notably, you can't say anything back to my "best defense"; problably because there's nothing to say but admit it.

illuminati817 said:
With that said, the tennis guy was right, you should be left alone, if only to wallow in your misery and malintent for someone you most likely sickly envy. Again, talk to a shrink. I'm done talking to you.
My quote says it all. Stop replying to my posts already. I was done with you a while back.
 

davey25

Banned
LOL! You are the one that said you were through with me, and keeps continuing the exchange anyway. It is not my problem that you are desperate.
 
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID:

Federer: "I’m happy about this title, it’s a wonderful feeling and a kind of relief. Having dealt with the defeat in Paris so well, this is surprising for me, too. It’s not normal to come here with less grass preparation and win the tournament in the end. Marat was really hard to fight against, and it’s not normal for me to win such a match. You saw it when he served how much pace he can get on it – he’s so dangerous. This makes him very hard to return. I really thought I did a good job today, keeping myself cool even though I lost the second set and was quite close to win that set and the match basically. So I’m very pleased now: It was a good performance all week long, it’s exactly the way I want to feel heading into Wimbledon."

About playing better on grass:
"I always feel like I can improve, I think there were moments when I could have done better, for example I can serve and return better. Grass court tennis depends on a few points and if you miss those like me in the beginning of the match, when I had some opportunities but missed a few shots, it shows I can definitely play better."

About Wimbledon:
"I feel confident, but there can always be a tough draw, there can always be a shock loss in the first round. I don’t really think about it, that’s what I was more concerned about last year defending my first time Wimbledon title. Now it’s easier for me to deal with the situation than last year."

Safin: "This was once again one of these matches, when only two or three points decide all the match. We both were playing pretty well, we were serving well, so one or two mistakes are decisive. Today I made one or two bad decisions, and that’s it, the match is gone. But the way I played I think, that was really good, I’m satisfied with it. It’s still a little bit unusual for me playing on grass, because you always have to stay aggressive and play powerful tennis. This match was a really good performance from me, I lost against the world number one but had my opportunities to win, and that’s an important step for me. This was probably my best match on grass I’ve ever played."

About Wimbledon:
"Well, I hope I have enough confidence going into Wimbledon in order to be able to continue on a high-level. But it’s always tough for a tall guy like me to move on grass. Most of the game now is played from the baseline, and that makes it so hard for tall players, because you have to move faster than on other surfaces
 
Federer on Marat :
? How will Marat’s chances in Wimbledon be?
! Better than the last few years, because the last few years haven’t been quite good for him. He always went into Wimbledon already quite pessimistic. When he lost he was always relieved, he forgot about Wimbledon and concentrated on the American summer. I think this final will fence his chances well doing well and doing a breakthrough over there, because he has really shown some good performances on grass this week.
 

sliceroni

Professional
gifted_shotmaker said:
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID:

"Well, I hope I have enough confidence going into Wimbledon in order to be able to continue on a high-level. But it’s always tough for a tall guy like me to move on grass. Most of the game now is played from the baseline, and that makes it so hard for tall players, because you have to move faster than on other surfaces

Well, Becker, Stick, Krajcek, Goran were all tall players but dominated on grass, he's has to attack the net more like they did.
 
sliceroni said:
Well, Becker, Stick, Krajcek, Goran were all tall players but dominated on grass, he's has to attack the net more like they did.
I did not see much of those player play. Did they move as good as Marat does? From my experiences on synthetic grass, the surface in general is the most difficult in comparison to other surfaces to find footing on. Marat is trying to attack the net, but not really much by serve and volley, since that is not really his game. He says he is coming through the net off the baseline, like through an approach shot or if he sees an opening probably.
 

Max G.

Legend
sliceroni said:
Well, Becker, Stick, Krajcek, Goran were all tall players but dominated on grass, he's has to attack the net more like they did.
And those are all players that served and volleyed off of all their serves on grass. There's almost nobody around like that now.
 

AJK1

Hall of Fame
Has anyone around here thought that it's not federer that is slipping or whatever you think he is, it's just that every other player has had to lift their game to get to his level. It's called competition my friends.
 
Fed not slipping, others lifting their games. Hmm...

Halle, Halle!

Y'all check out AJK1's thread on that very topic.

Peace.

Oh, and I forgot to add that my hip-hop slang is always three years behind. Minimum.
 

davey25

Banned
Wow, what a shock Marat Safin is not a grass court empire after all. Perhaps someday some of you will learn to understand the difference between surfaces and players abilities on surfaces, before trying to criticize those of us who actualy do.
 
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