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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #200 on: May 19, 2012, 02:21:15 PM »
Disappointing performance form Federer so far.
Too many unforced errors and the first serve is AWOL.

He is not able to challenge Djokovic tonight, that is for sure.

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #201 on: May 19, 2012, 02:31:54 PM »
The loss is inevitable, and Federer knows it.
Tomorrow will be a thriller!

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #202 on: May 19, 2012, 02:37:29 PM »
The loss is inevitable, and Federer knows it.
Tomorrow will be a thriller!

Look who decided to wake up down matchpoint and string together some brilliant forehands and backhands.  ..-)

One thing's for sure, if this match goes 3, Nadal's going to win tomorrow. Federer's already at a disadvantage to start against Nadal and Djokovic is going to be too tired.


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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #203 on: May 19, 2012, 02:38:08 PM »
Somehow he is back to business. His backhand is very poor in this match. Federer needs his backhand to win either Djokovic or Nadal.

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #204 on: May 19, 2012, 02:39:21 PM »
It would be awesome if fed wins the title.but from the little tennis knowledge that i have, IF fed wins today against djokovic, he's most likely to get beaten again by nadal( 80-85 % chance)..

but lets assume, if fed wins the title, the main news would be the seedings at RG..there's a high possibility that nadal can end up on djokovic's half...
Nadal's reaction if he end's up in nole's half :


Uncle toni's reaction if rafa end's up in nole's half :


just kidding. ;-()
i am almost expecting it, but knowing nadal, i think he'll grab no.2 again.. :Confused:


Federer cannot become top player without beating Nadal.

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #205 on: May 19, 2012, 02:43:15 PM »
40 unforced errors from Federer ..-)

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #206 on: May 19, 2012, 02:48:16 PM »
Fed is trying to keep it close.  Novak to serve at 5-4 in the 2nd set tb.
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #207 on: May 19, 2012, 02:49:09 PM »
Fed hits a poor short slice return, Novak spanks it for a winner.  6-4 in the tb.  Match point #2 coming up.
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #208 on: May 19, 2012, 02:49:49 PM »
Novak wins it off of another Fed backhand error.  Fed has some work to do if he stands a chance at the FO.
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #209 on: May 19, 2012, 02:52:00 PM »
Nadal vs Djokovic in the final!

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #210 on: May 19, 2012, 02:53:29 PM »
Well played Novak. Federer could have done better but this match was all about Novak being solid and keeping his level up throughout.

On to the final. Come on Djokovic!


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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #211 on: May 19, 2012, 02:54:01 PM »
Good win for Djokovic.
Fed's serve, BH and even FH a little off.
 
Surprisingly close 2nd set.
 
 
Nadal and Djokovic, should be close as neither is playing their best now.

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #212 on: May 19, 2012, 03:02:31 PM »
Djokovic was unbeatable today. Hope he explains to Nadal tomorrow what happened in Monte Carlo.
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #213 on: May 19, 2012, 03:58:44 PM »
Good win by Novak, but really...Roger played like 'crap' for about 95% of the match.  But still....his clay court preparation for the French is ok.  He won last week, got to the SF this week in the only 2 clay court events he entered this year, so I'm not too upset.

Should be interesting tomorrow. I don't know who to call.  Novak played pretty good today; Nadal has been playing pretty good all week.  I think Nadal comes through tomorrow - but then, it wouldn't surprise me if Novak wins either.  I just hope it goes 3 sets, 5 hours.... :rofl_2:

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #214 on: May 19, 2012, 04:30:29 PM »
Djokovic was too fast and solid from the baseline for Federer. If he playes at t6he same level, he will be the favorite tomorrow, but it is going to be a tough battle and an exciting match for sure.

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #215 on: May 19, 2012, 04:36:24 PM »
Both Nadal & Djokovic played well today & were too good for their respective opponents.

Ferrer, the fighter, seemed to just give up in the second set, and that was disappointing. Nadal utterly ruthless, but with no competition.

Federer wasn't in this match in the first set. The second was better contested but with an unreliable serve & Djokovic meaniing business, this always looked liked a straight set defeat, despite the TB.

I'm torn between Nadal & Djokovic to lift the title.  I thouht Djokovic played better today, but will he be the same tomorrow? Especially against Nadal?    Questions, questions.   :rofl_2:

Okay, time to come off the fence. With my track record of pathetic predictions, it probably isn't worth bothering, but I'll say that Djokovic will successfully defend his title.    :)
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #216 on: May 19, 2012, 05:28:38 PM »
Good win for Nole. He will get Nadal tomorrow. Big match!!!!

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #217 on: May 19, 2012, 05:33:08 PM »
It should be a great match tomorrow.
Ferrer gave up in the second set and Fed looked really off in the first set.
Nadal and Djokovic are playing pretty good though.
 
I can't pick a winner for tomorrow so I'll just enjoy the match.  :king:

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #218 on: May 19, 2012, 06:33:58 PM »
Novak was simply too solid today. Roger made too many UE. I enjoyed the match tho. And you Fed fans should be proud of Roger, he is losing only to Djoko and Nadal nowadays. the old man ( ;-()) is still playing some great tennis.

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #219 on: May 19, 2012, 08:58:24 PM »
Good win by Novak, but really...Roger played like 'crap' for about 95% of the match. 
Why do you suppose that was? ;-()
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