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Date: 30 Jan 2009 21:18:34
From: Carey
Subject: Federer/ Nadal.
I agree that this is a very big match for Federer: he is
fit, rested, and ready, as is said- and I actually wish
*fourteen* was not in play atm, in order to equalize
the variables as much as possible. I'm hoping some of
the more knowledgeable posters (blanders? drew? et al)
will weigh in on this thread before the match.

For myself, I think Nadal had an excellent trial-by-
fire with Verdasco, and that that match was a *help*
to him, overall.

I think Federer's chances to win depend on his movement,
uber alles. If he's moving well, he'll think less and *fire
forehands more*, imo. Getting into position to do that, and serving
*very well*, even while knowing it's Rafa over there,
will be the keys for Fed. CW




 
Date: 31 Jan 2009 23:19:58
From: TT
Subject: Re: Federer/ Nadal.
If Federer can't win slams in his thirties he's a lesser talent,
considering his playing style.


 
Date: 31 Jan 2009 04:10:56
From:
Subject: Re: Federer/ Nadal.
On Jan 31, 7:01=A0am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au > wrote:
> Carey wrote:
> > I agree that this is a very big match for Federer: he is
> > fit, rested, and ready, as is said- and I actually wish
> > *fourteen* was not in play atm, in order to equalize
> > the variables as much as possible. =A0I'm hoping some of
> > the more knowledgeable posters (blanders? drew? et al)
> > will weigh in on this thread before the match.
>
> > For myself, I think Nadal had an excellent trial-by-
> > fire with Verdasco, and that that match was a *help*
> > to him, overall.
>
> > I think Federer's chances to win depend on his movement,
> > uber alles. If he's moving well, he'll think less and *fire
> > forehands more*, imo. =A0Getting into position to do that, and serving
> > *very well*, even while knowing it's Rafa over there,
> > will be the keys for Fed. =A0CW
>
> The key will be big serving from Fed - that's what made the last 2
> Wimbledon finals so close. =A0If he's not serving huge he hasn't much hop=
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>
> - Show quoted text -

If Rafa's movement is affected, he hasn't much hope either. See 07
Hamburger final.


 
Date: 31 Jan 2009 23:01:18
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Federer/ Nadal.
Carey wrote:
> I agree that this is a very big match for Federer: he is
> fit, rested, and ready, as is said- and I actually wish
> *fourteen* was not in play atm, in order to equalize
> the variables as much as possible. I'm hoping some of
> the more knowledgeable posters (blanders? drew? et al)
> will weigh in on this thread before the match.
>
> For myself, I think Nadal had an excellent trial-by-
> fire with Verdasco, and that that match was a *help*
> to him, overall.
>
> I think Federer's chances to win depend on his movement,
> uber alles. If he's moving well, he'll think less and *fire
> forehands more*, imo. Getting into position to do that, and serving
> *very well*, even while knowing it's Rafa over there,
> will be the keys for Fed. CW


The key will be big serving from Fed - that's what made the last 2
Wimbledon finals so close. If he's not serving huge he hasn't much hope.



 
Date: 31 Jan 2009 03:16:24
From: Carey
Subject: Re: Federer/ Nadal.


Petter Solbu wrote:
> Stapler wrote:
>
> > His movement the entire Open has been outstanding. There's no reason to
> > believe all of a sudden he becomes sluggish on on Sunday.
>
> Agree. But still - I think Carey has a point here. Nadal played a lot of
> competitive tennis in his semi. For Federer it was basically a cakewalk
> the last two matches. Now, this is advantageous in one sense for Fed -
> Nadal could be feeling heavier than usual in the final. But maybe Fed
> peaked a little early in this tournament? Maybe he should have played a
> tougher semifinal to stay completely focused. Actually I don't think the
> recovery time will have that much of an effect in this match, especially
> since Nadal probably is the fittest on tour. If he were to meet
> Djokovic, it would be a different matter :-)
>
> PS.

Let's face it- Nadal plays a very ugly game. But given
today's surfaces, racquets, balls, strings, and
chemistry, it's a winning game. Federer is, relatively
speaking, Old School. I hope he can pull it out. CW


 
Date: 31 Jan 2009 01:05:43
From: akamai
Subject: Re: Federer/ Nadal.
On Jan 31, 1:44 am, "Stapler" <d...@d.com > wrote:
> "Carey" <carey_1...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>
> news:666b0cbe-8d68-446a-a314-e6d06c08f667@o11g2000yql.googlegroups.com...
>
>
>
> >I agree that this is a very big match for Federer: he is
> > fit, rested, and ready, as is said- and I actually wish
> > *fourteen* was not in play atm, in order to equalize
> > the variables as much as possible. I'm hoping some of
> > the more knowledgeable posters (blanders? drew? et al)
> > will weigh in on this thread before the match.
>
> > For myself, I think Nadal had an excellent trial-by-
> > fire with Verdasco, and that that match was a *help*
> > to him, overall.
>
> > I think Federer's chances to win depend on his movement,
> > uber alles. If he's moving well, he'll think less and *fire
> > forehands more*, imo. Getting into position to do that, and serving
> > *very well*, even while knowing it's Rafa over there,
> > will be the keys for Fed. CW
>
> His movement the entire Open has been outstanding. There's no reason to
> believe all of a sudden he becomes sluggish on on Sunday.

Fed must start well. The past 2 matches, he has not got a rythm for
baseline rallies whereas Rafa had plenty. So, he needs to be careful
to be sharp from the get go. No free bees.


 
Date: 31 Jan 2009 07:44:57
From: Stapler
Subject: Re: Federer/ Nadal.
"Carey" <carey_1959@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:666b0cbe-8d68-446a-a314-e6d06c08f667@o11g2000yql.googlegroups.com...
>I agree that this is a very big match for Federer: he is
> fit, rested, and ready, as is said- and I actually wish
> *fourteen* was not in play atm, in order to equalize
> the variables as much as possible. I'm hoping some of
> the more knowledgeable posters (blanders? drew? et al)
> will weigh in on this thread before the match.
>
> For myself, I think Nadal had an excellent trial-by-
> fire with Verdasco, and that that match was a *help*
> to him, overall.
>
> I think Federer's chances to win depend on his movement,
> uber alles. If he's moving well, he'll think less and *fire
> forehands more*, imo. Getting into position to do that, and serving
> *very well*, even while knowing it's Rafa over there,
> will be the keys for Fed. CW


His movement the entire Open has been outstanding. There's no reason to
believe all of a sudden he becomes sluggish on on Sunday.



  
Date: 31 Jan 2009 12:01:28
From: Petter Solbu
Subject: Re: Federer/ Nadal.
Stapler wrote:

> His movement the entire Open has been outstanding. There's no reason to
> believe all of a sudden he becomes sluggish on on Sunday.

Agree. But still - I think Carey has a point here. Nadal played a lot of
competitive tennis in his semi. For Federer it was basically a cakewalk
the last two matches. Now, this is advantageous in one sense for Fed -
Nadal could be feeling heavier than usual in the final. But maybe Fed
peaked a little early in this tournament? Maybe he should have played a
tougher semifinal to stay completely focused. Actually I don't think the
recovery time will have that much of an effect in this match, especially
since Nadal probably is the fittest on tour. If he were to meet
Djokovic, it would be a different matter :-)

PS.


 
Date: 31 Jan 2009 05:26:40
From: Dave Hazelwood
Subject: Re: Federer/ Nadal.
On Fri, 30 Jan 2009 21:18:34 -0800 (PST), Carey <carey_1959@yahoo.com >
wrote:

>I agree that this is a very big match for Federer: he is
>fit, rested, and ready, as is said- and I actually wish
>*fourteen* was not in play atm, in order to equalize
>the variables as much as possible. I'm hoping some of
>the more knowledgeable posters (blanders? drew? et al)
>will weigh in on this thread before the match.
>
>For myself, I think Nadal had an excellent trial-by-
>fire with Verdasco, and that that match was a *help*
>to him, overall.
>
>I think Federer's chances to win depend on his movement,
>uber alles. If he's moving well, he'll think less and *fire
>forehands more*, imo. Getting into position to do that, and serving
>*very well*, even while knowing it's Rafa over there,
>will be the keys for Fed. CW


Fed in straights.

Bank it.