Federer Flies After Midnight; Rains Hit US Open
by Sean Randall | September 6th, 2011, 11:44 am
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If Roger Federer could capsule a single match and opponent, last night was it. In a rare midnight-ish start, the Swiss destroyed a hapless Juan Monaco 6-1, 6-2, 6-0 in the US Open fourth round. And Federer’s performance was as the scoreline indicated, incredible.

The Swiss looked in vintage form hitting with authority off both sides from the ground, and his movement was flighty.

“I’m extremely pleased with my reaction out there,” Federer said after reaching a 30th straight Slam quarterfinal. “I played really well and I felt fantastic. From the baseline I had the upperhand the whole time. In the three main areas of the game I was superior, and that made the outcome pretty straightforward.”

But this was against Monaco who didn’t appear to have much interest in keeping Federer out too late. And Roger’s next opponent won’t be such a late-night patsy. JW Tsonga is next. The Frenchman edged Mardy Fish in five sets 6-4, 6-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to his first US Open quarter and the way he’s been playing he might have a few more matches left in him this week.

Tsonga has had two impressive wins in the last two months over Federer and the guy is fearless and focused.

“It’s good to have some wins against him, because now I know I’m able to beat him,” said Tsonga of Federer. “But every day is another day and even though I’ve beaten him two times, I know that the third time will be difficult, maybe more so than the others because Roger knows I can beat him and he will do everything to win this time.”

Federer, of course, is ever the optimist.

“I’m just excited to play against him, to be honest,” said Federer. “He’s a nice player to watch and so to play against him is very interesting. I thought we had a great match at Wimbledon, which unfortunately I ended up losing. He came back and proved it in Montreal how good he’s playing right now. He’s definitely on a good streak, so I hope I can stop him this time.”

As for Fish, it was a great summer but almost in bookend fashion when it counted the most the American couldn’t get it done. Fish began the summer losing a 5-set heartbreaker to Feliciano Lopez in Davis cup, and then yesterday another difficult 5-set loss.

“I can sleep pretty well nowadays knowing that I’m doing everything I can,” said Fish. “A lot of matches have gone my way this summer and a few haven’t, and this is one of them. It’s disappointing, no doubt about it. He’s a great player; it’s not a bad loss, but I was in a good position to win that match too. It just came down to the conditions, the wind, and who could deal with that early on. That’s obviously a little frustrating; it wasn’t a clean match at all. I think we both played as well as we could in those conditions.”

After a tight first set, Novak Djokovic got into gear against Alexandr Dolgopolov turning away the Ukranian in three. The virtually unbeatable Serb now plays his buddy Janko Tipsarevic in the quarterifinals. Tipsy took out former finalist Juan Carlos Ferrero in four sets.

As for today, if the rain clears we’ll have some good tennis.

Gilles Simon clashes with John Isner in a tight one. I’m leaning a little to Simon who just got the job done against another big guy, Juan Martin Del Potro. But Isner has been running hot and with that serve and size he’s a guy no one wants to play.

Rafael Nadal has looked shaky both on and off the court, but I think he’ll edge Gilles Muller. I also like Andy Murray to get easy revenge on rising American Donald Young. Murray is still up-and-down, but I think he’ll have too much for “The Donald”.

And in the match of the day David Ferrer and Andy Roddick renew their rivalry tonight. In simple terms, if Roddick can’t beat Ferrer on a fast hardcourt in Austin, how can be beat the Spaniard on a slower hardcourt two months later? I do think Roddick will play well and both guys have had some injury issues since Davis Cup, but I’m going with Ferrer.

In the women’s draw, with Serena Williams the only former Grand Slam winner left it’s extremely hard to pick against her at this stage. Serena is now just six sets from the end and there’s much opposition in her path.

Later today on Armstrong the women’s quarterfinals begin with Vera Zvonareva against Sam Stosur Flavia Pennetta taking on Angelique Kerber.

ESPN2 has all the matches from today when and if the weather clears.

TUESDAY US OPEN SCHEDULE

Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM Start Time
Donald Young (USA) v. Andy Murray (GBR)[4]
Gilles Muller (LUX) v. Rafael Nadal (ESP)[2]
Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM Start Time
David Ferrer (ESP)[5] v. Andy Roddick (USA)[21]

Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM Start Time
John Isner (USA)[28] v. Gilles Simon (FRA)[12]
Angelique Kerber (GER) v. Flavia Pennetta (ITA)[26]
Samantha Stosur (AUS)[9] v. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)[2]


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76 Comments for Federer Flies After Midnight; Rains Hit US Open

Dory Says:

Haven’t seen Federer play this well since Aus Open 2010. This is the perfect time to raise the level. But can he defeat Rafa in the final if he has to? Sadly NO!


alison hodge Says:

@dory i love roger,but im more a fan of rafa,but having said that yeah in this form he could beat rafa,he could beat anyone in this form,the question is could he beat nole before even getting to rafa,this is the question.


andrea Says:

i hope we get a novak/roger semi. last year’s was incredible and would expect nothing less this year.

after all these years of watching tennis, there is no player that makes the sport look so effortless and beautiful when he’s on than roger.


Polo Says:

Federer, sadly, can no longer maintain such a high level of performance throughout a tournament. His next match against Tsonga worries me. If he can get over that hump, I feel optimistic about his chances over Djokovic. Which means Nadal may just win his his second US Open. In spite of Nadal playing at less than his usual level, I don’t see anybody stopping him on the way to the finals. The only player who can derail him is Djokovic. And if he is not there…I don’t see Federer ever beating Nadal. Those days are gone.


skeezerweezer Says:

Great read as usual Sean. Fed gave a clinic. To win against one of the top 50 in the world is something most can’t do, Fed mase it look peanut butter & jelly still at 30!


Brando Says:

@polo: I agree with almost everything you say, except that I think roger can beat rafa at the USO and more specifically on quick surfaces. For me, USO, cincy and any idoor surface, roger is either favourite or at least 50/50 against rafa. Everywhere else I feel rafa is the favourite IMO.


Adam Says:

What about murray? the guy is definitely a factor. I dont hear anyone talking about him. Does no one like his chances against nadal in the semis. Nadal has been looking terrible thus far, and right now all that has gotten him by is his mental game. I dont know if rafa has everything in him to take murray down, the guy is a tough player. I picked fed over murray in the finals from the start of the tournament and am sticking to it.


stu Says:

Day and night sessions cancelled today.


scoreboard66 Says:

When will the USO do something about a roof? why are they being so stubborn?


Brando Says:

@ Adam: if Murray does not meet Simon in the qtrs, then he shall have got to the semi finals having not faced a single top 20 player. Despite such a dream draw, he’s already lost 2 sets, was 0-2 down in 1 match, and shaky in all his matches except the last one against lopez. He needs to play as convincingly as he did against lopez in his
match against young, isner/ Simon in order to go into super Saturday as a genuine contender. Rafa, he’s not at his best but he still hasn’t dropped a set, won the USO before and was playing much worse in FO 2011 and yet he still walked away with the trophy didn’t he?


alison hodge Says:

@adam,i do hope muzza can go all the way and pick up his first grand slam,i love rafa and was originally hoping he would take the title,however ive changed my mind and think it would be great from a british point of view,rafas had his work cut out so far and muzza has eased through except for the hasse game,so if and when the two meet it should be an interesting game,i dont know how others feel but in future if draws play out that way in slams a muzza rafa final would also be quite interesting,if only.


scoreboard66 Says:

If there’s one place Roger can beat Rafa its the USO, but it will have to be a day match so that his serves can pick up speed and he can hit through the court without too much difficulty.

I think Roger can beat Djokovic on any court, but he has to have matches similar to that of last evening, making for enough energy to be left in the tank. The Tsonga type matches before he meets Djokovic are bad for Roger mentally and physically. I think Djokovic fans know that Roger can beat him.


jane Says:

It seems like Fed, Nole and Murray have all played their best matches at night so far, with their toughest tests coming in the day: Fed/Cilic, Nole/Dolgo, Muzza/Hasse. Rafa’s toughest test was Golubev, at night. Could be a coincidence. Could be opponents. Could be neither here nor there. But thought it was interesting none the less.


Adam Says:

@Brando, I agree, is it just me or does it seem like murray’s draws are amazing in almost all grand slams? Either way, he had a good showing in cincinnati, and that is all the evidence I need to believe he’s a real factor. I think that through out murray’s career form has never been a huge factor. He has always been able to turn things around fast and step up his play in later stages of tournaments, minus the slams for the most part. even from montreal to cincinnati he was able to turn things around real fast and get on track. I just feel like murray’s head is in a better place than nadal right now. Maybe my logic is flawed, and its just a gut feeling. Either way roger is taking the crown imo. he’s in the best form of anyone in the tournament.


Adam Says:

canceling for the day definitely helps rafa. He is without a doubt feeling at least a little sore from cramping the other day.


margot Says:

Brando, Haase took Rafa to 5 sets at Wimbledon.


Humble Rafa Says:

Need a roof, boys. Face it!


Brando Says:

Hi margot. I do know that haase isn’t easy and of course as you mentioned that he took rafa to 5 at wimby, but for me if Murray is to win he most likely will have to beat either 2 of nadal, federer and djokovic. To do so, with his draw he needs to go into super Saturday oozing form and confidence I feel in order to realistically pull it off.


Kimberly Says:

rafa up first in ashe tomorrow


Colin Says:

Well, I shan’t have missed too much of Murray’s USO, with this rein delay. The tight 5 setter would have reduced me to a wreck anyway, so maybe it was as well I missed that. I missed it because I had to take myself off rather hastily to hospital, whence I have just emerged. Guess what I’ve got – a blood clot on my lung! But I’m back home after a week, carrying on treatment as an out-patient. Good old UK healthcare. After all, my lungs are 76 years old.
Regarding Fed’s win over Lopez, how many times in the last couple of years has he played a match like the old Fed, only to crash out subsequently? I still wouldn’t bet on him.


Humble Rafa Says:

Roger must be worried. He must be very worried. How is he going to beat Mohammad Ali.


Colin Says:

“rein delay” ?!


tennisfansince76 Says:

@Adam the rain is actually very very bad for Rafa. he will now have to win 4 matches in 5 days playing his physically demanding style of tennis. Rafa actually has a very bad record the day after playing a really physical match.he has been blown out a few times. if any one of his matches before the finals is draining he will have big problems on the one day turnaround.


jane Says:

Take care of yourself Colin.


Brando Says:

@ colin: hope you get well soon. I do hope that fed can maintain his form against tsonga also-most likely it will be tough.


alison hodge Says:

@brando and margot,yeah i agree,muzza can pull it off,will he ,hopefully yes,can he get past rafa he did so in 2008,all be it against an exhausted rafa so yes again, as rafa has looked ok,however far from his best,no doubt should he get past rafa he will face nole or roger,roger looks good but the jurys out on whether or not he will ever win another slam ever again,and can nole continue this rich vain of form, who knows,however this could be andys time to shine,and no one should take him lightly,so sorry brando as ive now switched sides and like margot want muzza to take the title,however if rafa gets to the final he is still the one i would root for.


jane Says:

Schedule Updates for Tomorrow: They’ve now moved the Roddick/Ferrer match; it was supposed to be tonight on Ashe, but now they’ll be playing first on Armstrong. Fed/Tsonga is the night match on Ashe. Nole/Tipsa, Rafa/Muller are day matches on Ashe, and Muzza/Young & Isner/Simon have been moved to the Grandstand. The lone American to remain on Ashe is Serena/Pavly; they start the night session. Of course, all of this is only if it’s not raining again tomorrow! Last I checked, there is a good chance of it doing so. :/

Must. Get. Roof.


alison hodge Says:

@colin my thoughts are with you,take good care of yourself,rest up,and enjoy the tennis.


skeezerweezer Says:

Get better Colin.

So do the Rafa fans think he is getting screwed with the scheduling again or like Fed says about scheduling, deal with it? Rafa as it stands now is behind schedule.


stu Says:

jane, I’m glad they finally had the sense to move Roddick off of Ashe. He’s ranked what, 29 now? He doesn’t deserve center court over the #1 player in the world who has reached the semis or better at the last 4 USOs.

Glad Nole has a day match to prepare him for the semis, but would he have been better off with day matches earlier on, and night matches as the opponents got tougher? One never knows how these things play out…


alison hodge Says:

@skeezer,it is what it is feds right,deal with it,please stop having a go at all of us rafa fans,we are not all like that.


jane Says:

Either way stu. Based on tomorrow that’s 2 nights and 3 days so he has had a good mix of both times here.

skeezer, I suspect the top half of the draw (with Fed, Nole, Tsonga, Tipsa) could also get backed up unless there is a change in tomorrow’s forecast soon? It might just be that they end up holding all QF matches on Thursday? Unless they get play in tomorrow. I would assume the bottom half of the draw players would rather play R16 tomorrow, and QFs Thursday, then have Friday off before semis Saturday? As opposed to having Thursday off and having to potentially play Fri, Sat, Sun.

Dang rain!


Adam Says:

@tennisfansince76. wow good point, didn’t think of that. Maybe they will play the finals on monday though.


Skeezerweezer Says:

jane

Was thinking about that after my post. Forecast is for more rain so eeek!

Have a feeling its going to mess up the schedule for most players. My point being is it probably will seem not fair to some but it is what it is, no conspiracies allowed( disclaimer; joke). They have a tournament to finish, and tourneys as a whole hate going into the next week to finish.


Tennis Vagabond Says:

Skeeze, no conspiracy theory here but it definitely has the potential at least to hurt some players more than others. This is nothing new, its the way the Open has been as long as I can remember. Given that, it definitely is of interest who gets slotted for the first day. In this case, it was the #1′s side.
Is it always that way?
If it were that the organizers pick their commercially-favoured player (ie Fed ) to have that pole position then, yeah, it is not just unfortunate but deliberately unfair. On the other hand, if the players don’t object to the system which they are well aware of, its silly to do when it actually bites you.
All of that is predicated on the notion that there WAS any favouritism other than following a “#1 side goes first” rule. In which case, its fair but crappy…


Brando Says:

Quite obviously the weather intervention favours nole/ roger and whoever else plays qtrs as opposed to round 16. Buy I feel rafa/andy can handle this delay- especially if the weather forces the final to take place on the Monday. Worst Cade scenario it shall be round 16, qtrs, day rest, semi final and hopefully final.


jane Says:

I think Fed started the Monday, Rafa and Nole the Tuesday, and Muzza on the Wednesday. So Murray will have had the least recovery time between matches.


alison hodge Says:

@brando wouldnt that depend on how long there matches go on for though.


Tennis Vagabond Says:

Now that I think it through, Rafa (#1) got an extra day of rest opposed to Novak last year, and Fed (#1) got an extra day or two before Murray.
So the solution is simple: if you want to avoid back to back matches, you just have to make sure you’re ranked first in the world.


skeezerweezer Says:

@TV

That makes sense. ;), as it should be.


scoreboard66 Says:

The rain, as usual with the USO, has reeked havoc with the scheduling of the matches. The players who will suffer the most are those who have yet to complete R16 matches. The ones to benefit the most are those who got an early start for the tournament.


Nina Says:

Anyone read Rafa’s autobiography yet? It’s a good read, lot of interesting insights and shocking revelations. I recommend it.


alison hodge Says:

@nina no not as yet,i keep on dropping hints to hubby about xmas presents,i wonder was he good at school,as a toddler and teenager or a bit of a rebel,interesting he actually wanted to be a footballer originally,i cant wait to read the book,im so jealous of you i bet its a really interesting read.


alison hodge Says:

@nina also cant wait for the shocking revalations bit,that has got me very intriuged,to say the least.


Dan Martin Says:

That was an insane level of tennis last night. He may not be able to sustain excellence and consistency. However, when he is on, Federer still puts on a show.


Polo Says:

By almost constantly beating Federer in tennis finals, Nadal surely feels supremely confident that he can continue to do so. Federer on the otherhand always looks less than confident when he plays Nadal. He may be hopeful but I doubt if getting beaten all the time builds confidence. The safer bet will be on Nadal if they meet in the finals.


Polo Says:

Roger did tremendously well last night. But that was against Monaco so I was not tremendously impressed. But can he play as impressively against a better player like Tsonga?


Humble Rafa Says:

Roger fans! Please take peptobismol tonight. You need it, you deserve it.

If Roger is ahead 2 sets and a break, you still might need it. Roger can’t break Tsonga, that is his problem.


Michael Says:

To be precise, Federer just pulverised Monaco with his sublime Tennis. But the big question is whether he can carry forward this form to his next matches ? If Federer plays as well as he has done against Monaco, he should go on to win the Trophy for sure. But one doesn’t know which Federer will turn up against Tsonga ? For Federer to succeed, his first serves must click and his forehand should be on song. Let us hope that we will see Vintage Federer on display and teach players like Tsonga some tennis lesson.


Skeezerweezer Says:

Yeah as a Fed fan i guess we have to enjoy the moments and hope for the best in a tourney run.( but that was an awesome moment last night! ). Hope to enjoy some more moments before he is done, cause the others are comin along fast. But that is not such a bad thing, no?

Hoping all us Fed fans will welcome the new generation coming up :)

Polo

expect a super post from you if Fed wins against Tsonga ;),

I know your secretly hoping…..

HR

Pepto..got it. You’re right Fed has to diffuse that Tsonga monster serve and FH……or Tsonga be off. :/


tennisfansince76 Says:

i am not getting too excited about Fed’s blitzkrieg against Monaco. Monaco is the kind of player almost designed for fed to look good against. a medicre serve and no weapons to speak of. against Tsonga things will get more interesting


margot Says:

alison h: thought u were on hols, or have u been rained off too…;)
colin: hope u feel better soon, but don’t think wattching Andy’s matches will aid recovery…;)
You can’t possibly spin that Andy’s schedule is not disadvantageous. Starting Monday as opposed to Wednesday is a huge deal. This happened last time Andy got to the final too. Rain delay, Andy and Rafa slugging it out on court over two days. Fed sitting in the locker room….oh come on…


Chico Says:

Basics in tennis, if the other guy dont take it to you, you have no pressure looking for your game. Ok, Fed kept pressure, but Juan wasn’t having his best day. There were points were Fed got three-four balls back on his fourhand, almost centercourt. Wont happen with Tsonga, who can whack the ball from out-of-position and change the momentum in the point. Totally different game.


madmax Says:

Humble Rafa Says:
Roger must be worried. He must be very worried. How is he going to beat Mohammad Ali.

September 6th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

yeah. I was thinking the same thing. How is rafa going to beat Murray?


alison hodge Says:

hi margot rep to post @2.47am,yeah long story,caravanette broke down cracked manifold will cost a fortune to get it repaired,so holiday cut short im afraid,however does give me a chance to keep up with the goings on in tennis,so not all bad,missed bothof andys game against lopez,and the one against hasse,coming from two sets down thank goodness,i think i would have been a bag of nerves,however things are looking good for andy so far.


Blah Says:

“roger cant break tsonga, that is his problem.” Once again, humble rafa speaketh the troof.


Nina Says:

Tsonga is a mercurial player, capable of the best and the worst. And he’s ultra aggressive which makes Federer make more errors. It will be a thrilling match and I’m sure Roger will want revenge for the last two losses. I expect a Nole-Roger semifinal, I hope another blockbuster like last year’s!


margot Says:

Alison h: ooh, shame about your hols, but as u say, good news as u can watch tennis…..but alas now tennis looks rained off…..:(
Alison and Nina: I too am perplexed by “unknowns” who barge into sites, say something mighty unpleasant then zoom off. What’s the point? Best not to give them the oxygen of publicity..but when your own fave is being rubbished, very difficult not to.


Brando Says:

This could be the moment where tsonga realises his potential I feel. RU at aus open in 2008, then semi finalist there also, he had not done much elsewhere. However semi finalist at Wimbledon and now here- back to back- then I feel we could have another MAJOR title contender in the future. He is more of a threat than berdych, soderling, ferrer, monfils and gasquet I feel. I hope roger wins tonight, but I’m not too sure. Whoever wins, it shall be in 4.


jane Says:

Anyone in NYC? Weather? From what I read at the USO site, they will “try” to get in some play today, and the forecast calls for “intermittent drizzle”. : /


Humble Rafa Says:

Tsonga Vs Fed usually goes like this.

Fed starts clean, Tsonga struggles. After a set or two, Tsonga “tunes” his serve. Fed loses concentration and loses serve on the first or second game of every set from that point on. Set Tsonga.

Rinse, wash, repeat. Game, Set, Match Tsonga.

But can Tsonga play two back to back good matches without injury? That is the question.


mrmilbury Says:

I think that Federer could have another powerful weapon: his backhand slice.
On that surface, for a doublehanded player like Tsong, it could be very dangerous.
But Federer seems not to like it too much: in three Wimbledon final I saw very few BH slice from Roger against Rafa.
He prefers to hit the BH, to anticipate it but this brings him too much errors.


Humble Rafa Says:

As you know, Mr. Anacone has been pushing Roger to hit the drive backhand and cut down on the slice. I personally think he cut down too much on the slice. He has variety on the slice and that used to bother opponents.


Swiss Maestro Says:

I hope fedex builds on this like the 2010 WTF. A federer-djokovic semi will be terrific. If not fedex, i would want ali to win this slam.


Skeezerweezer Says:

When he hits the slice correctly yeah its very effective, but when he floats it he is in big doo doo trouble. Players nowadays when they see the floater lick there chops, drink a beer, throw the can away, then start crunching hard Groundies and make Fed run around the court like a Rabbit, resulting in a lost point for the Fed.

Fed should be able to handle Tsonga better this time but alas, this is Fed 30. One thing is for sure, it will be a boxing match with lots of knockout punches. Who gets knocked out?


Brando Says:

@Skeezerweezer:

I don’t think age has anything to do with it. Fed says he is feeling fine, and physically he does seem in as good a shape as ever.

I think roger’s serve, general attack game is as good as ever, it’s just that his return game has dropped in the recent past. But if you study his last 3 losses you would see that he lost to opponents who were serving extremely well and returners such as nadal, djokovic and murray would have had a hard time breaking.

Other than the return the only other area that roger has difficulty in my opinion is his concentration. Roger always has switched off at some point in a match- which goes with his laid back personality- but now you have to stay ‘on’ throughout a match since the intensity and level of play has risen- you switch off at your peril.

If roger’s return is there and he is focused throughout then he wins for me.


alison hodge Says:

i wonder whether the weather will be good,or whether the weather will be bad,and i wonder whether the weather will die down long enough to get some tennis,whether we do or whether we dont is another matter,whether it does or whether it doesnt no one can do anything about the weather,whether we like it or whether we dont,enjoy the tennis whether you like muzza whether you like rafa,whether you like nole,or whether you like roger,or whether you like anyone else.


skeezerweezer Says:

^Your right about his serve, and concentration…needs it nowadays more than ever….he also it through his BH on returns against Juan, which was a good sign…sigh….we’ll see :)

Brando you make an interesting observation that Fed’s off court personality comes into his on court game at times…..


Dory Says:

I always want to watch all matches beginning with round of 16 and the rain and poor scheduling always keeps screwing things up at US Open and Wimbledon.


madmax Says:

It would be great if federer beat tsonga later tonight/early morning depending on weather.

This scenario reminds me a bit of when Fed had lost against Berdych in two tournaments last year, then fed came back with avengeance to beat him and in style, with confidence oozing.

I think it was in cincinati last year? There seems to be a role reversal between jo-wilfred and fed at the moment, but that’s not to say all is lost.

Berydche was a strong hitting, heavy swinging player (not as good in terms of movement as tsonga, but nevertheless a force against fed and was able to work out Fed’s game).

I’m wondering whether tsonga is just going to keep aiming for fed’s back hand all night long?

It’s stating the obvious but Fed’s serve is going to be the key to winning this match. Plus, the long rallies have to be avoided.

I watched tsonga and he really does charge when he hits the ball, plus he is such a strong player, he really belts the ball all over the court like he did full throttle against Fish, but is that all really necessary? to be charging around on every point?

I don’t believe so. I think Federer will need to be flight of foot and absolutely not lose focus when he takes the lead. I believe he will take the lead and be more patient. It’s important that he repairs any gap in his confidence by beating tsonga, though he looked and said he was pretty excited to play him. No doubt about it, tsonga is a great player and has a style all of his own.

Plus surely, the match at wimbledon that he really should ‘not’ have lost, would be a stark reminder to fed that feeling ‘too comfortable’ is just dangerous…and cannot happen again and that it is within his control to avoid this.

Really hope that this is the slam which Federer captures. Hope Annacone is not faffing about with this one and gives Federer the mental stability and fatherly chat pre-match which I feel he desperately needs particularly in those crucial moments and by that, I mean, really solid advice for this match.

30 consecutive QF’s is just awesome, however you want to look at it.


Humble Rafa Says:

Please don’t have me waiting on the weather for very long. I might start cramping.


Polo Says:

I worry about this Federer-Tsonga match. It keeps getting in my head that Federer will have a huge lead then crumble all over again. The last time they played, Federer could not even raise his game when Tsonga started playing better. There must be an explanation to that. I just don’t know it.


alison hodge Says:

tennis is about to start, so id like to wish our young muzza, good luck against young donald, or donald young.


alison hodge Says:

what a bummer rafas match is on at the same time as muzzas.


madmax Says:

Polo,

only the fed can sort that one out. I agree though, but it doesn’t help thinking about it. With having time to watch tsonga’s match against fish, and finishing earlier than anticipated (was it within 30 minutes of tsonga finishing his match with fish), I would say it’s pretty even stevens with fed to edge it. I just want to believe it and so I will!

Come on Fed!

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