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Is the Federer-Stopper Finally Here?

  1. Jan 24, 2008 #1
    Wow, what a match it was today! Nadal goes out in straight sets. You know, had this not happened, I would have wanted Djokovic to beat Federer and then beat Nadal in the finals (Hey, everyone has a right to dream!), but after today's match, I want Federer to be beaten in the finals.
     
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  3. Jan 24, 2008 #2
    I still want to see Federer beat Sampras' 14 Grand Slams record. After that, we'll see. I don't wish for Federer's demise; he has by far the most elegant game, by virtue of his one-handed back-hand.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2008 #3

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    I'll stick my head out, and predict that Djokovic's going to beat Federer.
    Tsonga was amazing. I never knew he was this good!
     
  5. Jan 24, 2008 #4
    No one really wants Federer's demise, at least I don't want that to happen, and there's a lot of time for Federer to pass Sampras. But it's getting a bit too monotonous. All that remains to be seen is Federer win in Paris.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2008 #5
    Nadal's hand on Paris is too strong I'm afraid. He got out of a Championship point and won the match! The only way I see it happening is if Nadal gets injured and is incapable of competing.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2008 #6
    Sampras>> Federer in his prime.

    The competition Fed has to face is a complete joke compared to the competition during the reign of Sampras.
     
  8. Jan 25, 2008 #7

    siddharth

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    Djokovic is 2 sets up. I don't think even Rog can come back and win this now.
     
  9. Jan 25, 2008 #8

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    Still, it is a terrific match. Djokovic is playing out of his mind.

    Now if only he can shorten that ball-bouncing routine before he serves.....

    Zz.
     
  10. Jan 25, 2008 #9

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    Yeah, terrific match. Federer has finally stepped it up. He should have taken those set points though ...

    And it's over. Djokovic was amazing. Can't wait for the final!
     
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  11. Jan 25, 2008 #10

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    The Djokeman won!!!

    Zz.
     
  12. Jan 25, 2008 #11
    This is too good to be true!

    No.1 and 2 beaten in straight sets...what's next? Evidence for string theory?!
     
  13. Jan 25, 2008 #12

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    Careful! You could get banned for claiming that!

    :)

    I am looking forward to the final. It it were Federer again, I probably wouldn't see it because it would almost be automatic. But now, there's a lot of unknown. Would Tsonga be overwhelmed by the occasion and not be able to maintain his unbelievable play this past week? Or will Djokovic have a letdown after beating Federer? I hope they both bring their A-game to the final.

    Zz.
     
  14. Jan 25, 2008 #13
    As I said in a previous post, a "David v Goliath" match (with David winning, of course. :biggrin:) would have been great to watch, but this final is even more refreshing.
     
  15. Jan 27, 2008 #14

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    The Djokester Wins!!!!

    And I think this will not be one of those one-grand-slam thing. He has the game, and the "tempestuousness" to be a champion. Now we have a 3-way rivalry between Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic. It's going to be an interesting tennis season!

    Zz.
     
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