Roger Federer Now Has 2 Career Double Bagels, More Than Nadal And Djokovic Combined [Chart]
by Tom Gainey | June 14th, 2013, 8:52 am
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Playing in his 1,107th career match, Roger Federer won his second career double bagel today defeating German 25-year-old Mischa Zverev in the quarterfinals at Halle.

“I feel sorry for Mischa. Actually, I don’t want to win my matches like it. It’s kind of uncomfortable,” Federer said afterward.

Roger also pointed out that playing serve-and-volley tennis like Zverev was doing is very tough these days.

“I think it is disappointing for a serve and volley player to go down like this. It shows also how easy it is to hit passing shots or returns today. But I really expected him to cause me more trouble with his serve.”

Federer’s previous double bagel came against Gaston Gaudio in the semifinals of the 2005 Tennis Masters Cup played in Shanghai.

Federer’s two career blanks is more than both his rivals Novak Djokovic (1) and Rafael Nadal (0) have (all is fair in GOAT wars). Only Andy Murray has as many as Federer.

Here’s how the Fab Four breakdown in Double Bagels count:

Andy Murray 2 2011 DC – Bram (3 bagel)
2006 Newport – Kendrick
Roger Federer 2 2013 Halle – Zverev
2005 TMC – Gaudio
Novak Djokovic 1 2009 Basel – Hernych
Rafael Nadal 0

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38 Comments for Roger Federer Now Has 2 Career Double Bagels, More Than Nadal And Djokovic Combined [Chart]

Ben Pronin Says:

I’ve never seen a more useless chart. For whatever reason, I’m not surprised to see Nadal has never double bageled someone (although I’m surprised that I’m not surprised because it is surprising considering how hard he plays most games).

I remember that Gaudio match. That’s as embarrassing as a double bagel gets. Semifinals of a big event? You’re a top 10 player and a former GS champ and you let that happen? It wasn’t even a blitz. A lot of the games were close, especially on Gaudio’s serve. Just one of those days, I guess.


jane Says:

Fed’s equalled Andy M. for double bagels. Nice. Now Nole needs another and they’ll have 2 bagels each. All they need is some cheese.


Tennis x hippy chic Says:

Ben Pronin LOL to that post,im not surprised that Nadal has never double bagaled someone(although im surprised that i am not surprised,because it is surprising considering how hard he plays most games),confusing post Ben but still funny lol.


Ben Pronin Says:

I have, actually. See, Nadal hands out tons of bagels. But never a double. Seems odd but at the same time it makes sense. I don’t know why.


the DA Says:

@ Jane – haha, that Wiki page is great. When did breadsticks start being called “fries”?


Brando Says:

Agree with Ben: useless stat. All these bagel stats really. Fed is so tough to predict nowadays: he could be in mean form one day, and then deliver a completely underwhelming performance the next. He really has to win Halle IMO: only 1 top 10 players besides him on his fav surface- surely he wins such a tourny. I just cannot see him winning Wimby by being titleless prior to it. That said: cannot argue against a 6-0 6-0 performance.


jane Says:

the DA, I am not sure, but I guess fries are carbs too. ha ha. Yes, I get a kick out of that wiki page. It’s just for fun, imo. :)


Daniel Says:

Jane,

Funny about that stat is that since 2009 Djokovic won the most combined bagels and “fries” of all in every year, meaning he was the most consistant distributing 6-0 and 6-1 sets.


skeezer Says:

@racquet

re: behave

Nice finish ;)


jane Says:

Daniel, I didn’t notice. That’s cool!

Ultimately, what matters is winning titles!! With a side of bagels and fries or not. :)


Giles Says:

Surely this will add even more credence to his already glowing career. Geez Tennis X.
Is this a useless stat or a useless stat!


SG1 Says:

Most stats are pretty useless though they are useful in predicting certain outcomes. For example, it clearly appears that those players who hand out the most bagels and breadsticks tend to be the best players in the world. So, if you wanted to use this an indicator of performance, it doesn’t seem like all that irrelevant a stat.


SG1 Says:

Roger’s 18 bagels in ’06 is just crazy stuff. Of course that was peak Rog. Other than in FO finals, he was untouchable.


skeezer Says:

It seems pretty useless to Rafabots, of course.

But any tennis player knows how difficult it is to double bagel your opponent Talking to you Ben :)


Ben Pronin Says:

It’s way more difficult in the pros. The gap isn’t as big as it seems most of the time. So this is pretty cool. But why does it matter? It’s not what they play for.


mem Says:

what’s next? an award for how many times roger played without his headband compared to rafa. this is too ridiciously funny!


WTF Says:

Who’d have thought Halle would be Fed’s first title for the season… and only because no other good players bothered to contest it.


madmax Says:

WTF Says:
Who’d have thought Halle would be Fed’s first title for the season… and only because no other good players bothered to contest it.

June 14th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Every tournament counts WTF, tell that to rafa when he was playing his 250s at the start of the year, against…ummmm, what was his name? It all counts, so lets stop with demeaning any tournaments the players play. They play for the points and……. the points mean….yup! prizes!

Go fed I say! Not his fault other players are playing queens, or not at all. Remember he has a life time contract at Halle, and so is bound to play.


Danny Morris Says:

What stands out is Federer’s double bagel of Gaudio. I don’t think Gaudio “let” federer do it to him any more than rafa allowed federer to beat him 6-0 6-3 in 2011 WTF.

To double bagel a top-10, ex GS champ is absolutely ridiculous. Then again winning 17 slams in 9 years is sick too. So is 237 weeks consecutive at the top [this is a record against both genders, not easy considering the relatively easy fields in WTA]. The list is endless with Mr. Federer.

Take a bow, Maestro.

In other news, 4 single-handed backhands in semi-finals of halle. when has this last happened? The single-handed backhand has to be the most aesthetic/poetic shot in our sport.


James Says:

I think people should cut this weak tournament crap. Roger still has to play good or risk getting eliminated from the tourney. Even those outside of the top 20 aren’t bad at all.


Steve 27 Says:

Queens is above Halle. Ask Murray and Berdych.


Skeezer Says:

Barcelona


Giles Says:

There are 2 top ten players in Halle and 4 top ten players in Queens. Go figure!


sienna Says:

Yes but the greatest grascourt player of all time aka GOAT plays at Halle.


skeezer Says:

Barcelona,

How many top 10 players played there?

#keepdrinkingthekoolaid
#itwasa500


Steve 27 Says:

All is about money


skeezer Says:

@Steve 27,

As much as I like to disagree with you(sarcasm), think you’re spot on here. And furthermore, there play and scheduling matters. Example; it is not uncommon for guys that won Majors to pull out the next tourney to recover. Rafa pulls out of Halle after he wins FO, really no surprise there. Bet money that he would have played if he wasn’t in the finals. He’s not the only guy who’s done it so no biggy. These are warm up tourneys, not Masters, so they are what they are.


CurefortheItch Says:

“Federer’s two career blanks is more than both his rivals Novak Djokovic (1) and Rafael Nadal (0) have (all is fair in GOAT wars). Only Andy Murray has as many as Federer”

Really? This is what Fed fanatics have to resort to now to prop up their guy? How the mighty have fallen. For shame.


rogerafa Says:

“Who’d have thought Halle would be Fed’s first title for the season”

No so fast. He plays Tommy next and Tommy is very good on grass and is in very good form as well. He has beaten two quality players while Rog has not faced any such player. Tommy also beat him quite comfortably in the 2012 Halle final. Given Roger’s extremely inconsistent play, Tommy seems to be the favorite for the semi final. Even if Roger reaches the final, Richard has a very good chance there. Roger would be the big favorite only if he plays Youzh in the final although, in a best of three, most decent players have a shot against Roger nowadays.


skeezer Says:

^Totally agree. Haas has been playing great tennis this year, and Fed looks totally awesome at times and then a flame out. I would pick Haas, but cheering for “the man”. Regardless, it should be “eye pleasing” tennis!


James Says:

Agree @rogerafa, if this was best of 5 wimbledon, hard to see anyone outside of top 5 besting Roger even at 32. But best of 3 can be tricky.


Take Your Pick: Federer v Haas In Halle, Murray v Tsonga At Queen’s Says:

[...] in Halle where Federer recorded his second career double bagel today after destroying German lefty Mischa Zverev. The quick 40-minute win offered some beleaguered [...]


John Lee Says:

Nadal also had a double bagel against his good friend Juan Monaco at the 2012 French Open fourth round, 6-2,6-0,6-0. Get the facts right.


skeezer Says:

^its in a match, lol. Rafabots tryin hard.

Now that would be something in a 3-5. Anyone done that? 6-0,6-0,6-0?


Eric Says:

Skeezer: Yeah, the chart says Andy M has a triple bagel in the 2011 DC.

cureforthe(jock?)itch et al.: I think it’s pretty clear this entire post is kind of tongue in cheek…


roy Says:

if you want to understand why this happened, read his comments.
he clearly worhips federer more than the minions on this site, watching all his matches, loving his play so much etc.
that’s fine for federer’s wife, but if you’re on tour and this is your rival, how about giving up the feddybear in your cot.
maybe you might even have enough belief then to win a service game ON GRASS instead of having the mindset of a pathetic beta on court, probably enjoying watching federer carry out your own humiliation in front of your home crowd.
it’s cringe-worthy.

as for the gaudio match, yeah, it actually was close in many games with many deuces etc. and at least gaudio can say he has a weak serve given his small stature, has a claycourt specialist game, and thus is much easier to break and bagel.


WTF Says:

“Every tournament counts WTF, tell that to rafa when he was playing his 250s at the start of the year, against…ummmm, what was his name? It all counts, so lets stop with demeaning any tournaments the players play. They play for the points and……. the points mean….yup! prizes!”

Nadal had a come back to make, from 9 months of injury layoff. He needed to start off small. Fed has not been out of the game. The fact that it needed to be some 250 title straight after the French Open that top players were too tired to bother contesting is kind of sad.

He got dropped relatively early at the French so got some rest. Had he made it to the final, I doubt he’d be playing Halle.

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