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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #240 on: August 03, 2012, 07:38:53 AM »
It is very windy.

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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #241 on: August 03, 2012, 07:49:37 AM »
Swish are you watching?

Yes, can't decide who I want to win. These are both my guys.

Federer has a lot of mis-hittings in this match. Del Potro has big chance.

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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #242 on: August 03, 2012, 07:49:52 AM »
Fed's forehand is really not there. He still has time to clean it up.

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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #243 on: August 03, 2012, 08:10:12 AM »
Federer survives! Del Potro really has chance to take this in his bag in the middle of the match and later before tie-break.

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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #244 on: August 03, 2012, 08:18:45 AM »
Federer survives as Del Potro fails to take his two break points. Del Potro loses footing at wrong time.

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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #245 on: August 03, 2012, 08:45:58 AM »
Both players are extremely nervous..........

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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #246 on: August 03, 2012, 08:48:45 AM »
4-4 in the third. Exciting stuff coming up.

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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #247 on: August 03, 2012, 10:12:56 AM »
Now 14-14

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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #248 on: August 03, 2012, 10:41:04 AM »
Welcome the longest olympics match in the history and this match is still continued.

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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #249 on: August 03, 2012, 10:55:13 AM »
4 hours and 26 minutes

6-3 6-7 17-19 Federer won

Both players have good percentage 1st serve in, Federer is 68% and Del Potro is 70%.

Swish have you seen Del Potro serve this well before?

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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #250 on: August 03, 2012, 10:56:42 AM »
What a match! Federer wins 3-6 7-6 19-17 in 4 hours and 26 minutes.  ://

Sucks for Del Potro now, but I hope he wins bronze now. He deserves it. What a player! He is well and truly back now. I think he has a great shot at the US Open. Top 5 beckons to him.

Glad both these guys have a day to recover.

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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #251 on: August 03, 2012, 10:58:40 AM »

Congrats to Roger Federer for moving to final (and he will get a medal after 4 try ).

When Fed failed to convert so many break points in third set and after break Del Po but losing his own serve when trying to serve it out, I thought to my self that Roger will break down and lost. Cause Del Po serve like a champion. he serve so many first serve when he need it and Fed had so many second serves (specially when he try to serve out the third set)

Somehow Roger manage to dig deep and win. No wonder both players cannot hide their tears. Very tough match.

Go Roger :D

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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #252 on: August 03, 2012, 11:01:17 AM »
4 hours and 26 minutes

6-3 6-7 17-19 Federer won

Both players have good percentage 1st serve in, Federer is 68% and Del Potro is 70%.

Swish have you seen Del Potro serve this well before?

Not really, at the USO he won he took some pace off his serve but today it was very good.
His ground strokes very good also, his game looks to be picking up quite a bit and he showed no signs of choking like he used to be.
 
He did look like he was tiring though.
 
 

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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #253 on: August 03, 2012, 11:01:23 AM »
del potro was clearly the better player but once again his WTA side gets the better of him........his current fitness level is not enough for best of 5 sets tennis and today's battle was as good as a best of 5 sets or even more........

i thought d pot made a crucial mistake in the second set.......serving at 4-4, fed lead 40-0 and suddenly had a little brainfart and threw away the next 4 points in a rush........advantage to d pot.......del potro instead of letting fed self destruct for one more point, takes the towel and gives him those extra 10 seconds to regain focus........fed was clearly throwing that game away and with that the match too........
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #254 on: August 03, 2012, 11:05:01 AM »
swish his fitness sucks for a 23 year old........it's just too bad that a player with that kind of destructive game can't go strong for 4 hours........i also don't think his forehand is really back to what it was in 2009........
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

i demand french open to be renamed RAFAEL GARROS

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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #255 on: August 03, 2012, 11:07:13 AM »
after today's marathon match, d pot won't be winning the bronze and federer is going to get creamed by an angry djokovic........
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

i demand french open to be renamed RAFAEL GARROS

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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #256 on: August 03, 2012, 11:11:32 AM »
4 hours and 26 minutes

6-3 6-7 17-19 Federer won

Both players have good percentage 1st serve in, Federer is 68% and Del Potro is 70%.

Swish have you seen Del Potro serve this well before?

Not really, at the USO he won he took some pace off his serve but today it was very good.
His ground strokes very good also, his game looks to be picking up quite a bit and he showed no signs of choking like he used to be.
 
He did look like he was tiring though.

I hope this form of serving will become his natural form for his rest of career. A couple of months ago, people were argued about Del Potro for two element, motion and serve.
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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #257 on: August 03, 2012, 11:12:18 AM »
What a match! Federer wins 3-6 7-6 19-17 in 4 hours and 26 minutes.  ://

Sucks for Del Potro now, but I hope he wins bronze now. He deserves it. What a player! He is well and truly back now. I think he has a great shot at the US Open. Top 5 beckons to him.

Glad both these guys have a day to recover.

Humdinger of a match this.. Shades of the 2009 Wimby final - with both players dominating from the service line. Federer had his moments in the 3rd set, but the ground game let him down at crucial moments.. The 'W' for Roger in such a close match, against an opponent at the top of his game, will be uplifting though..

Del Potro played great.. Served big throughout.. This was a throwback to the autumn of 2009, when he bullied opponents from the baseline.. Like Oracle said, this bodes well for the USO..  I wish him well for the Bronze medal match.. How cruel the Olympics can be? Del Potro left his all on the court in his bid to reach the final, now he is expected to overcome the disappointment and play for the Bronze?
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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #258 on: August 03, 2012, 11:14:02 AM »
swish his fitness sucks for a 23 year old........it's just too bad that a player with that kind of destructive game can't go strong for 4 hours........i also don't think his forehand is really back to what it was in 2009........

Yes, I saw him slowing down some and knew he was running on fumes.
He needs to be in top shape for however long it takes, he can do it but there's no shortcuts.
 
This has been one of my major complaints for a long time now.
 
But he's looking better on grass than he used to.
 
 
 

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Re: XXX OLYMPIC TENNIS, 2012, July 28-August 5 (Men and Women)
« Reply #259 on: August 03, 2012, 11:16:11 AM »
It suck that to win a bronze the losers of both SF had to play it once more for who know how long. Winning a medal in tennis is very grueling and long. (depend on how the match turn out)

They got a day rest for final (if I am not wrong) So its not  big deal for Roger . But After this lost, Delpo still had to play the mix today. Hope he can regain his fitness quickly.

And he still need to play the bronze match. Go DelPo