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Dallas:
This includes:
ACAPULCO
DUBAI
SAO PAULO
FLORIANOPOLIS


In Dubai,
Bautista Agut d Ungur 61 63
FEDERER d Becker 61 64 :grind dance: :grind dance: :grind dance: :grind dance: :grind dance:
Tursunov d Lacko 75 61
Seppi d Mayer 46 61 75

Babblelot:
Well, after reading *this!* I'm going to have to watch the replay of this match on Tennis Channel.


--- Quote ---Federer got just that, and it wasn't just because his opponent was struggling with his game. Federer took down Novak Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, his first ever win against Djokovic after dropping the first set and first win against him since the 2012 World Masters in Cincinnati.

The reason was simple; Federer decided to change up his strategy against the No. 2 player in the world, charging to the net whenever he could in the final set to not only break Djokovic early, but break him often.
--- End quote ---

I love how this tactic isn't effective these days against the modern player because...the modern player hits the ball too hard to get to the net, the modern player hits the ball with too much spin to volley, the modern player is more accurate than ever, etc..

Remember when I went to Madrid and returned a Federer fan? The reason then was the same reason here. After getting stomped pretty handily in the first set against Raonic, Fed charged the net on virtually every point thereafter. Raonic had no answers.

Good job, Roger. This is one I want to watch despite knowing the outcome. :)

Babblelot:
Dimitrov falls to the ground after winning and Anderson has head buried in his towel.

This is Acapulco and not Wimbledon, right?

Actually, it's nice to see. Anderson had his chance but got tight and pretty much choked.
7-6, 3-6, 7-6

Wow, Anderson looks absolutely gutted.

 

FedFanForever:
Nice to see players get choked up about winning an ATP-500. It's so boring to see the usual ho-hum attitude from a top 4 player when they win one of those. It's too bad I didn't follow tennis in the early 2000s when the Fed/Hewitt generation was coming up. But from what limited videos I've seen those guys were quite enthusiastic about winning 250/500 events back then.

Babblelot:

--- Quote from: FedFanForever on March 02, 2014, 03:32:01 PM ---Nice to see players get choked up about winning an ATP-500. It's so boring to see the usual ho-hum attitude from a top 4 player when they win one of those. It's too bad I didn't follow tennis in the early 2000s when the Fed/Hewitt generation was coming up. But from what limited videos I've seen those guys were quite enthusiastic about winning 250/500 events back then.

--- End quote ---

I think Fed looked quite pleased about winning his 6th Dubai title having come from behind through both Djokovic and Berdych. That was pretty cool. And the others, they really cherish winning the few titles they have opportunities to win these days. A 500 without one of the big 4 only comes around a couple of times a year. Anderson knows he had 2 good chances slip away. Devastated. And Dimitrov, exulted and rightfully so. We won't see someone like Roddick winning +20 titles for years to come. I mean, in this crowd, 20 titles alone should put you in the HOF. 

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