Rogers Cup (2014) - Quarterfinal: R. Federer [2] vs D. Ferrer [5]

Who will win?


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Mayonnaise

Banned
Will Rodger the Codger continue his dominance, or will Daveed the Ferrer get to scream, "nobody beats David Ferrer 15 times in a row!" to Federer's face?

 
What do you mean? Nadal moves faster than Federer.
Different movement. Both Ferrer and Nadal play like they are in a war, and move like it. Rafa just has more weapons, especially on clay.

Fed's movement uses little to no torque on the body, and unlike Nadal, Ferrer does not have weapons to overcome that. Every match, Fed just puts Ferru on a leash.
 

Mayonnaise

Banned
Different movement. Both Ferrer and Nadal play like they are in a war, and move like it. Rafa just has more weapons, especially on clay.

Fed's movement uses little to no torque on the body, and unlike Nadal, Ferrer does not have weapons to overcome that. Every match, Fed just puts Ferru on a leash.
I don't understand that at all. Why does Ferrer care how his opponent moves? He only cares about his opponent's court coverage.
 

Mayonnaise

Banned
Fed has better movement than Nadal, just not on clay....all imo. Nadal is more explosive, yes.
I kind of agree. It's really tough to choose between them but...

Clay movement: Nadal > Federer > Djokovic

Grass movement: Federer > Nadal > Djokovic

Hard movement: Federer = Djokovic = Nadal

It's just really hard to choose between them on Hards. The rest is pretty clear to me.
 

Mr.Snrub

Banned
Federer in 2 easy sets, much to the chagrin of WinstonPlum. Looking forward to reading another another one of his psychotic threads when I get back from the match tomorrow night.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
Federer in 2 easy sets, much to the chagrin of WinstonPlum. Looking forward to reading another another one of his psychotic threads when I get back from the match tomorrow night.
It's going to be sensational, no doubt.
 

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
I kind of agree. It's really tough to choose between them but...

Clay movement: Nadal> Federer> Djokovic

Grass movement: Federer > Nadal > Djokovic

Hard movement: Federer = Djokovic = Nadal

It's just really hard to choose between them on Hards. The rest is pretty clear to me.
What makes you think that Federer's movement is better than Nole's on clay?
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
Federer looking good to actually win this event how it stands right now. He's got to be liking his chances.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
I kind of agree. It's really tough to choose between them but...

Clay movement: Nadal > Federer > Djokovic

Grass movement: Federer > Nadal > Djokovic

Hard movement: Federer = Djokovic = Nadal

It's just really hard to choose between them on Hards. The rest is pretty clear to me.
Clay movement: Nadal >> Federer 1/2> Djokovic

Grass movement: Federer > Nadal >> Djokovic

Hard movement: Djokovic 1/2> Federer > Nadal
 

Russeljones

G.O.A.T.
Federer looking good to actually win this event how it stands right now. He's got to be liking his chances.
I think Murray is going to be reinvigorated by the opportunity presented to him here. Would be fascinating to see a match between the two.
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
Clay movement: Nadal >> Federer 1/2> Djokovic

Grass movement: Federer > Nadal >> Djokovic

Hard movement: Djokovic 1/2> Federer > Nadal
Sounds reasonable, though I have a hard time putting Federer's movement >>> Djokovic on grass, seeing as I think Federer does most other things better than Djoko there (serve, slice, net game, forehand). But I'm guessing you mean peak vs. peak?

Also, where would you put Murray in this mix?
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
I think Murray is going to be reinvigorated by the opportunity presented to him here. Would be fascinating to see a match between the two.
Yes, that would be an interesting final indeed at this point! I think they both have legit chances to win the tournament.
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
I wouldn't mind watching another Federer V Murray Masters Series final. If both are playing well, we could get a pretty good match. :)

I guess it is the biggest match up left that can potentially happen.
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Yes, that would be an interesting final indeed at this point! I think they both have legit chances to win the tournament.
Considering the fact that Fed lost every big final he has played so far this year, I am not liking his chances to win the event
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
By big final I mean masters and slams. He has lost all 3 this year
Yes, Dubai is a 500 but probably the most loaded draw of a 500 year-in and year-out. To beat Djok and TweetyBerd back-to-back in tough three-setters was my clue to his resurgence this year.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
Nadal's movement two levels above Nole'
s on grass? Really Nathaniel?? :shock:
Not about levels, about relative difference compared to each other if smallest difference = 1/2>.

I used 1/2> because I'd get even more complaints presenting it like this:

Clay movement: Nadal >>>> Federer > Djokovic

Grass movement: Federer >> Nadal >>>> Djokovic

Hard movement: Djokovic > Federer >> Nadal
 

tipsa...don'tlikehim!

Talk Tennis Guru
I was about to bet very big on Federer if he beat Cilic comfortably but now after this very intense match i won't.

I still think Fed wins, Ferrer looked bad yesterday.
 
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FedererWinsWimbledon2014

Guest
Fed will be tired. Old age.

I think it could be Ferrer's time. Fed will lose to Raonic anway.
 

Mayonnaise

Banned
Styles are different. Fed's a dancer, Ferrer a Sherman Tank through a brick wall.

Fed has no big injuries, Ferrer has nagging ones that are getting bigger.
Just because Federer doesn't publicize them doesn't mean he doesn't have injuries. His back has been a constant source of trouble throughout his career. It's funny how excuse-makers are given so much credit for fighting through injuries and players who shut up and go to work aren't.
 

Emiliano55

Professional
Federer will not be tired today, neither for the semis, he will surely be tired for the final (considering he reaches it).

He will be cursing to have blown 6MP and played 1 more hour when he plays the finals. I see something similar to Monetacarlo final will be happening here, after he won the 1set set he ran out of gas and Wawa ended up winning without showing anything fancy.
 
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