Please Let Fedal be first

#7
They should really have a not before 6pm BST to ensure I can get home from work in time. But it’ll no doubt follow Novak’s destruction of RBA and start around 3pm, so will just have to quietly watch it at work.
 
#15
It won't be first. Most likely Djokovic destroys RBA and then if the Fedal match is a war then Fed has no chance in the final should he prevail, Nadal will be slightly disadvantaged too if he wins
If Djokovic destroys RBA, that will impact the Fedal match. Certainly I could see Federer if he lost the first set losing in straight sets.

DEl Potro is sorely missed as I think he would have been seeded 4th.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
#17
It won't be first. Most likely Djokovic destroys RBA and then if the Fedal match is a war then Fed has no chance in the final should he prevail, Nadal will be slightly disadvantaged too if he wins
Most likely. I think Federer-Nadal finishes in 4 sets either way though. Just my opinion, but we're not getting a 5 setter, and I doubt it will be 3, so I'll go for the middle option.
 
#18
If Djokovic destroys RBA, that will impact the Fedal match. Certainly I could see Federer if he lost the first set losing in straight sets.

DEl Potro is sorely missed as I think he would have been seeded 4th.
I think Fed would still fight but he'd need to win in 4 to have a shot at the final. Even Nadal could be disadvantaged if he has to go 5 sets.

In a way though, the quicker Djokovic beats RBA, the quicker Fedal will get on court and the more rest time the winner will have, but it always seems more fair when the longer more competitive match is first. Sadly that rarely happens
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
#26
Even if a new generation had actually taken hold and Fedal were fringe top 10 or top 20 players, it would still be the biggest match possible if only for nostalgic purposes.
Thank the #nevergens for making it possible that the only possible hype can be about record chases and nostalgia.

That being said, Djokovic' rivalries with Fed, Rafa are far more interesting to me and even Murrovic is more complete imo.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
#33
I will be rooting for RBA yet need Djoker to win if Fed loses. Very very tough.
Let me tell you what to do. ;) Root for Novak regardless. Worst case scenario assuming a Novak win is Nadal beating Federer. Always prepare for the worst case scenario. If Federer wins he'll have stopped the worst case scenario from happening anyway, and still have a small chance of winning against Novak.
 
#34
yep with wimbledon 2008 constantly being shoved down everyone's throat as the greatest match of all time, no wonder ticket prices are also so high.
I almost wish the semis/final are all stinkers/mugfests, to stop the lifetime deification of Fedalovic by the press.

GO RBA GO

oh, who am I kidding - even if he wins, he'll be crowned as the greatest thing since sliced bread, rather than diminishing the other 3 in any way.
 

aman92

Hall of Fame
#35
Thank the #nevergens for making it possible that the only possible hype can be about record chases and nostalgia.

That being said, Djokovic' rivalries with Fed, Rafa are far more interesting to me and even Murrovic is more complete imo.
Murrovic is the most boring rivalry in the history of tennis
 
#39
The only reason people say that is salty Fedal fans crying over Fedal not making finals and getting Murrovic instead.

And don't pretend it's because Djokovic owns Murray, cause for a very long time it was more competitive than frickign Fedal.
C'mon, the big 4? Never understood why they put Murray in the equation. Winning 3 Slams in 15 years... Federer has won 3 Slams in the past 2.5 years.
 
#40
Both semis should start at the same time.
I had the same idea. Just like in football. Imagine what it can do for a player knowing the No. 1 in the world is about to lose, when you are like 0:2 in sets down in your own match. Like I said on another thread, if Djokovic somehow loses his match, it would make the Fedal match become an epic battle because then both players know one of them will most likely win WB.
 
#42
I had the same idea. Just like in football. Imagine what it can do for a player knowing the No. 1 in the world is about to lose, when you are like 0:2 in sets down in your own match. Like I said on another thread, if Djokovic somehow loses his match, it would make the Fedal match become an epic battle because then both players know one of them will most likely win WB.
Are you talking about soccer or american football? I ask to be sure, sorry.
 
#45
The only reason people say that is salty Fedal fans crying over Fedal not making finals and getting Murrovic instead.

And don't pretend it's because Djokovic owns Murray, cause for a very long time it was more competitive than frickign Fedal.
It's Fed's shotmaking why people love Fed. So even if the match is one sided, people still love to see Federer.
 
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