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Page 2 of This has been one of the better US Opens of recent years, with tons of exciting, white-knuckle type matches. Last night's Ferrer win over Nadal (which ... 38 comments | 869 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wide
    It would suck being a good tennis player during the Roger Federer era...imagine knowing when the tournament's started that you have no chance to win. At least Nadal has emerged enough to create some drama...

    Like last night, there was some drama, but very little, if any, doubt. I like Federer...you can just sit back and admire his ability and enjoy the show because you know what the outcome will be. I was impressed with Roddick though...he played some very good, if not great, tennis in the first two sets. Once Roger won the second tie-break though, I figured he'd breeze through the third set, because I figured Roddick would start to press a little. I hope Roddick can maintain the form he displayed last night and build on it...I'd like to see him get back in the picture and make things interesting.
    Exactly. I agree with what Andre Agassi said last night Roddick gets a bad rap for not being able to get it done against Federer. It's not his fault his parents had bad timing. Just like in baseball, every pitcher, even the best ones, has a handful of guys across the league they just struggle to get out.
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    How many consecutive holds did they have last night? I don't believe either player had their serve broken in the first set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habib
    How many consecutive holds did they have last night? I don't believe either player had their serve broken in the first set.
    I'm pretty sure both held serve through the first two sets...once Federer took the second tie-break, Roddick started pressing a little and Roger breezed through the third. There's no chance of anyone beating Federer from 0-2, IMO...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue
    Exactly. I agree with what Andre Agassi said last night — Roddick gets a bad rap for not being able to get it done against Federer. It's not his fault his parents had bad timing. Just like in baseball, every pitcher, even the best ones, has a handful of guys across the league they just struggle to get out.
    I agree. I think Roddick didn't play to his potential for a period of time, so he could be criticized for that maybe...but not losing to Federer. Like I said, Roddick was on his game last night, possibly the best I've seen from him, and he still loses in straight sets.

    Federer is the best of all time, IMO...how can you fault a guy for not winning against that? It's that American mindset of thinking our best should always beat your best at everything...how dare someone actually prove that wrong.

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    It's so frustrating. I want Andy to win so bad! I kept turning the TV off last night, 'cause it was making me nervous. Andy looks like he's playing so hard and giving it everything he's got. Federer just makes it look easy. He barely even sweats. He's definitely the man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habib
    How many consecutive holds did they have last night? I don't believe either player had their serve broken in the first set.

    At least 27 and maybe more. Roddick played great last night, Fed is just better thats it. That was about as good as Andy could have played, his serve was fantastic and had very few unforced errors! Great Tennis Match!

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    Did anyone just see Djockovic doing the interpretations of Sharapova and Nadal, after his match?!?!?! It was so funny, and good interpretations too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NobizLikeShowbiz
    Did anyone just see Djockovic doing the interpretations of Sharapova and Nadal, after his match?!?!?! It was so funny, and good interpretations too!
    He does an oustanding impression of John McEnroe's goofy service motion; almost as good as Jonas Bjorkman's take on it.

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    Championship match coming up, what are the chances of the upset?

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    Liza Minelli is making my ears bleed right now...

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    I can't believe this is actually getting worse. That was the absolute worst thing I have ever heard before.

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    I can't believe this kid is only 20.

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    Federer up 4-3 in the first set.

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    Djockovic is tough, I think he may take 1 set from Fed, but it will be real tough to take the match!

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    Federer with a break point now, after 5 set points for Djockovic...

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