Roger Federer Hopes To Meet Rafael Nadal In The US Open Quarters
by Tom Gainey | September 1st, 2013, 11:01 am
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Tennis fans are hoping to see Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal meet Wednesday night at the US Open, and so too are the players. After a convincing 63, 60, 62 82-minute descruction over Adrian Mannarino Saturday, the attention has focused on what would be the first meeting of the two stars in New York.

“I think I only start really focusing on it once I’m really right there, you know, like the moment I would win my next round and he did the same,” Federer said. “But as long as it’s not the case, I’m really focused on making sure that from my side I do things the right way and professional. I don’t look ahead, even though I understand the urge of the press, you know, to try to go there already, which is entirely normal. I have gone through that my entire career, people talking about our matches even before the tournament started.

“We’re used to it. We know how to handle it. Clearly I think we both hope it’s going to happen this time for the first time in New York.”

Nadal leads Federer 21-10 in their historic rivalry with Rafa winning all three this year.

First things first. Federer must beat Tommy Robredo and Nadal has to play Philipp Kohlschreiber on Monday.


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7 Comments for Roger Federer Hopes To Meet Rafael Nadal In The US Open Quarters

Johnny Rafa Fan Says:

Fedal QF will be on wednesday! The top half qfs will be on thursday. The other QF will be day match on wednesday IMHO


Pitchaboy Says:

It is the last thing Federer wants.


Michael Says:

If there is any court where Roger has chance against Rafa other than Wimbledon, it is here. US Open is his favourite tournament and how well it can motivate him if he can beat Rafa here ? However, it is not going to be easy. Beating Rafa in a major over five sets is a tall order. But Roger can earn his confidence from his performance earlier where he has beaten Rafa to win Wimbledon 2006 and 2007. So, it is not an impossible task for him. The match is in his racquet. If he plays to a plan, executes his shots well and has a good first serve percentage, he definitely has chance. But these things are easier said than done. You need to blend well your strengths well to extract a win against a marauding opponent.


Jatin Says:

Roger and his fans are waiting for the ultimate revenge and US open courts are perfect for this to happen.

Go roger. I know , you can do it.


Nirmal Kumar Says:

Michael ..when u say “The match is in his racquet.”, did u mean Roger?


nitesh Says:

with nadal in this form &confidence i dont see any other player then novak to beat him it will be a good match with rafa prevailing in 4 sets and it will be difficult to play a full attacking 5 set game @ 32 years for roger


DC Says:

Nadal played exceptionally well in the first two rounds and was hitting winners at will and looked scary good.
In the 3rd round against Dodig, the level of his game took a dip – he made many more errors than usual, was pushed in many service games, though he eventually won in straight sets.
If Nadal does not get back to the form in which he played the first two rounds, he would have a tough time against Fed, assuming Fed continues with the good form he is in.

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