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Re: Aus Open Day 10:

Post by barrystar on Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:43 am

noleisthebest wrote:
gallery play wrote:Tell me folks, what is going on? the beeb talks about grumpy, untidy and sarky Federer...Is he good or is he grinding?
I only saw the last few games, Fed was playing ok, Berd bombing his BH.

Fed only got rattled when hawkeye didn’t work on 15:40, but he still managed to break.

Berd is not a dogged, competitive grinder so he’ll probably go quietly in the night, esp if Fed breaks him early innthe 2nd set.


What if he breaks Federer early in the 2nd set.....?

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:53 am

barrystar wrote:
noleisthebest wrote:
gallery play wrote:Tell me folks, what is going on? the beeb talks about grumpy, untidy and sarky Federer...Is he good or is he grinding?
I only saw the last few games, Fed was playing ok, Berd bombing his BH.

Fed only got rattled when hawkeye didn’t work on 15:40, but he still managed to break.

Berd is not a dogged, competitive grinder so he’ll probably go quietly in the night, esp if Fed breaks him early innthe 2nd set.


What if he breaks Federer early in the 2nd set.....?
That is not an option! Winking

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Re: Aus Open Day 10:

Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:00 am

Fed serving well.....and he has too. Berdych looks very solid to me.

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:03 am

Koenig is so funny. He is having a go at Berds.

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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:04 am

Fed breaks... serve for the 2nd set...

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:05 am

Fed on key points is still 2 levels up than anybody else. he plays conservative to save energy.....but when it matters...wow...still wow....after 15 years of watching him.

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:10 am

Two down one to go. diva

Btw, that was a sublime point when they were slicing bhs cc, Fed was obviously deliverately making Berd more nervous by the shot and thenm just as he got him hypnotised and settled...bang!
Annout of this world BHDTL.


To which I screamed inside:
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

As all those rarely used lamps in the brain all lit up!

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:11 am

Tenez wrote:Fed on key points is still 2 levels up than anybody else. he plays conservative to save energy.....but when it matters...wow...still wow....after 15 years of watching him.
Yes, that’s where he is unbelievable, he plays gutsiest shots in toughest moments.

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Post by Jahu on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:11 am

Keep it up papi

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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:12 am

MTO alert.. w

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Post by Jahu on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:13 am

noleisthebest wrote:
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

I felt you screem...


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Post by Jahu on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:15 am

Did I say 2 quick sets now or what, go go goooo

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Post by barrystar on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:21 am

noleisthebest wrote:
Tenez wrote:Fed on key points is still 2 levels up than anybody else. he plays conservative to save energy.....but when it matters...wow...still wow....after 15 years of watching him.
Yes, that’s where he is unbelievable, he plays gutsiest shots in toughest moments.

Aye, I still think of that forehand vs. Haas 30-40, 3-4, 0-2; a pivot point for his career.

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Post by Jahu on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:25 am

Break up, all done here.

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:26 am

That match v Haas was such a joke....he won 15% more point than Tommy yet found himself 2 sets down. The only drawback in that great scoring system.

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Post by barrystar on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:28 am

Not. So. Fast.

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:31 am

Berdych is not moving well, clearly hampered. It's a deal done.

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:33 am

and he breaks again.

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:34 am

Both Fed and Berd know this is a finished match but they still have to play it.

Berd is spent, Fed just can’t wait to get out.

Hopefully he’ll discipline himself now and be clinical in the finish.

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Re: Aus Open Day 10:

Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:44 am

Well - What would you rather have? 19GS or a beautiful wife? I know Jahu's response....

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:49 am

Job done! diva

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:50 am

Tenez wrote:Well - What would you rather have? 19GS or a beautiful wife? I know Jahu's response....
Laugh

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:51 am

noleisthebest wrote:
Tenez wrote:Well - What would you rather have? 19GS or a beautiful wife? I know Jahu's response....
Laugh
Btw, I think Mirka is both cute and great!


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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:58 am

noleisthebest wrote:
noleisthebest wrote:
Tenez wrote:Well - What would you rather have? 19GS or a beautiful wife? I know Jahu's response....
Laugh
Btw, I think Mirka is both cute and great!

Okay cute and great... But is she beautiful?

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Post by Jahu on Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:03 am

No she isnt, but a good wife and mom she seems to be, and support hubby, as a wife should.

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Re: Aus Open Day 10:

Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:11 am

noleisthebest wrote:
noleisthebest wrote:
Tenez wrote:Well - What would you rather have? 19GS or a beautiful wife? I know Jahu's response....
Laugh
Btw, I think Mirka is both cute and great!

Yes but not in the same league as Berds'

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:14 am

So how do you think Chung will do v Federer? I am still a bot worried of Chung's heavy shots. Though not as heavy as Berds....so will see.

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Post by Jahu on Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:24 am

Chung loses in 3 quick ones, Fed is always extra motivated to dish lessons to young ones smiley

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Post by bogbrush on Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:26 am

I’m hopeful Federer will have many opportunities on his service, and will take his time away.

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Post by legendkillar on Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:28 am

Oh well that little panic is over with Laugh Laugh

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Post by bogbrush on Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:28 am

Also, he didn’t exactly blow away rootin’ tootin’ Tennys, who is officially not even an underdog.

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Post by Jahu on Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:29 am

Also Chungs serve is not so good, Fed will return some.

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Post by bogbrush on Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:29 am

legendkillar wrote:Oh well that little panic is over with Laugh Laugh
Yep, and into the next one!

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Post by Jahu on Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:30 am

No space for panic now, chung is toast, Kyle or Cilic managable.

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Post by legendkillar on Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:32 am

bogbrush wrote:
legendkillar wrote:Oh well that little panic is over with Laugh Laugh
Yep, and into the next one!

One would argue it's a formality, but that other semi has me on tenderhooks. Think Federer would love for Kyle in the final where experience counts for everything, unless of course Cillic gets another blister!

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Post by bogbrush on Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:39 am

Federer must prefer Edmund but he has business to take care of and part of experience is knowing the danger of getting ahead of yourself.

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:56 am

bogbrush wrote:Also, he didn’t exactly blow away rootin’ tootin’ Tennys, who is officially not even an underdog.
Tennys was quite good and aggressive.

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:58 am

There is no easy run for Fed ....remember WTF just a couple of months ago. We thought it was all done and dusted....had he won it, he'd be in a good position to reclaim #1...just a final would have been enough I believe.

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Post by barrystar on Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:02 pm

I suspect Fed has been here enough to know not to have a chosen opponent in the final.  I'd agree that Cilic looks more dangerous, being a proven Slam winner and with some unfinished business.  He really dug in vs. Nadal and there were moments when he was unplayable.  If Fed wins vs. Chung, and if Fed faces Cilic, I guess he knows not to panic whilst Cilic is in his unplayable modes, and to hang on and force him to win those pressure points that so often get to him.

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Post by bogbrush on Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:04 pm

My feeling mirrors this; complacency would be stupid. Happily Roger is very far from stupid.

I feel Chung is a very nice player but he’s been helped by players (esp Djokovic aNd Zverev) who played to his strengths of lung busting rallying. Neither threaten the serve instinctively. Roger will not play that game.

On the other side again there are good players. I’ll be cheering Edmund on, and not for patriotic reasons.

Roger is obviously favourite, but not like if it was Tennys in the semi and a Batista-Agut type in the other side.

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Post by gallery play on Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:13 pm

Match-up wise Chung is the toughest for Fed. Fed will do anything to shorten the rallies but Chung has an amazing passing shot, from all angles. Against Djoko Chung got stronger by the minute so Fed must stay away from any brawling or whatsoever. 

Cilic can overpower Fed, but will get nervous sometime. Marin has a deep belief he has to do everything perfectly right -like US14- in order to beat Fed. That's not the best "baseline" to start from in a slam final against Fed.
That said: if he serves like he did against NAdal...anything can happen

Edmund won't cause any problem.

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:41 pm

gallery play wrote:...
Edmund won't cause any problem.
He might cause some to Cilic....but I agree, not to Fed.

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Post by naxroy on Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:48 pm

What Federer is doing is impossible to describe.

Best ever and totally trascending the sport.


Total respect and admiration, I feel very lucky to have seen him play so many times

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:01 pm

raiders_of_the_lost_ark wrote:
noleisthebest wrote:
noleisthebest wrote:
Tenez wrote:Well - What would you rather have? 19GS or a beautiful wife? I know Jahu's response....
Laugh
Btw, I think Mirka is both cute and great!

Okay cute and great... But is she beautiful?

Roootlaaaa Laugh

Ok, I think Mirka was good looking (more in a cute than  hot way) when she snapped Fed.
She was slim and had a lovely smile, nice figure.
Not the sex kitten Berd’s wife is but not bad either.
Maybe she is a tigress in bed...only Fed knows and he seems happy.

All that aside,

we’ll see how Berd’s beauty (and she is a real beauty, saw her once in O2) looks after four children and Berd’s 19 slams.

Anyway, maybe Fed likes big girls. Run

And if he loves her like he seems he does who cares about what you, yahoo and tenez think.

She is a great wife to him and that’s all that matters.


Love is bigger than even sexy look!

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:06 pm

My thoughts on Fed-Chung...Fed better not underestimate him like he did Donskoy in Dubai last year...I know he won’t.

I think Fed’s serving will make the difference.
Chung is quick but Fed is quicker.
(Even though 15-16 years older!!!)

Enough said?

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:12 pm

Tenez wrote:
noleisthebest wrote:
noleisthebest wrote:
Tenez wrote:Well - What would you rather have? 19GS or a beautiful wife? I know Jahu's response....
Laugh
Btw, I think Mirka is both cute and great!

Yes but not in the same league as Berds'

Maybe not in an official beauty contest...

Though I can almost feel collective male groan every time the camera pans over Mirka.

“Only the best for our Rog!”
“Poor Rog...”

Even I caught myself thinking, she could lose a few kilos woth all that cash...but clearly not bothered about it, which I find quite attractive and mature about her.

Maybe some, like Berd or Roddick (he even literally braghed about it) quietly think they have one over him, but in the big picture, Mirka is good enough for Fed to be happy and not stray around.

Mirka certainly kept a beady eye over him all these years...not like Nole’s wife.


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Post by barrystar on Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:14 pm

noleisthebest wrote:My thoughts on Fed-Chung...Fed better not underestimate him like he did Donskoy in Dubai last year...I know he won’t.

Of course not - Dubai merely served the purpose of shaking some rust off - I don't think Federer was remotely bothered by that tight loss.  This is real history up for grabs.

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Re: Aus Open Day 10:

Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:16 pm

barrystar wrote:
noleisthebest wrote:My thoughts on Fed-Chung...Fed better not underestimate him like he did Donskoy in Dubai last year...I know he won’t.

Of course not - Dubai merely served the purpose of shaking some rust off - I don't think Federer was remotely bothered by that tight loss.  This is real history up for grabs.
Maybe he was not super bothered like in Wimbledon, but he surely did not want to lose that early.

Chung really plays like Nole. Same thinking on the court.

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Post by barrystar on Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:18 pm

Who knows - it was a second round match, he would have worked out what his game was like before flying over to Indian Wells in prime nick.  He doesn't expect to make history in Dubai I think.

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:21 pm

No, of course not, this is a slam.

He will fight to the last atom for that trophy.

Another little mirror of 5e disco ball of his RF-ness.

The fight.

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