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Date: 01 Feb 2009 06:12:00
From: arahim
Subject: Things to Reflect on in a Couple of Weeks
there was some good in it for Federer:
1. The backhand held.
2. It was close without the serve.

Which shows his physical game can still be threatening in Paris

And the bad:
1. Again the problem with converting breakpoints. The triple
breakpoint miss was specially bad. The third set was crucial.
2. The mental aspect. (Break point conversions, 5th set, returning
again and again to a "safe" game, and Nadal across the net).




 
Date: 01 Feb 2009 07:31:20
From: RahimAsif
Subject: Re: Things to Reflect on in a Couple of Weeks
On Feb 1, 8:12=A0am, arahim <arahim_ara...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> there was some good in it for Federer:
> 1. The backhand held.
> 2. It was close without the serve.
>
> Which shows his physical game can still be threatening in Paris
>
> And the bad:
> 1. Again the problem with converting breakpoints. The triple
> breakpoint miss was specially bad. The third set was crucial.
> 2. The mental aspect. (Break point conversions, 5th set, returning
> again and again to a "safe" game, and Nadal across the net).

The only thing to reflect is that we now know for sure that Fed will
never win a slam, any slam if he has to beat Nadal. He needs Murray
and Djokovic or someone else to take Nadal out for him. The simple,
uncomplicated truth...


 
Date: 01 Feb 2009 15:15:54
From: Aimless
Subject: Re: Things to Reflect on in a Couple of Weeks
The backhand didn't hold so much. And the break point stuff is amazing. I
mean he totally gave away the third set. He could have won it 10 times.



 
Date: 01 Feb 2009 16:03:31
From: *skriptis
Subject: Re: Things to Reflect on in a Couple of Weeks

"arahim" <arahim_arahim@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:176eb86d-36d6-4e27-a6e8-9d3f592d0311@v39g2000pro.googlegroups.com...
> there was some good in it for Federer:
> 1. The backhand held.
> 2. It was close without the serve.

Nadal was also spent and running on empty tanks. Still, had Federer served
great today, the match would have been his even with more rested Nadal.




 
Date: 01 Feb 2009 14:19:36
From: Hg
Subject: Re: Things to Reflect on in a Couple of Weeks
On Sun, 01 Feb 2009 06:12:00 -0800, arahim wrote:

> there was some good in it for Federer: 1. The backhand held.
> 2. It was close without the serve.
>
> Which shows his physical game can still be threatening in Paris
>
> And the bad:
> 1. Again the problem with converting breakpoints. The triple breakpoint
> miss was specially bad. The third set was crucial. 2. The mental aspect.
> (Break point conversions, 5th set, returning again and again to a "safe"
> game, and Nadal across the net).

I agree everyone needs to watch this match at least one more time from the
'other' players point of view. There are not many people who are truly
neutral in their support of these two guys, so I bet everyone watching this
was looking at it from the point of view of their favourite.

So, I'll have to watch this again from Fed's perspective. But, damn, these
5 set marathons they keep on producing makes it hard to find time.


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Date: 01 Feb 2009 15:44:53
From: mimus
Subject: Re: Things to Reflect on in a Couple of Weeks
On Sun, 01 Feb 2009 14:19:36 +0000, Hg wrote:

> On Sun, 01 Feb 2009 06:12:00 -0800, arahim wrote:
>
>> there was some good in it for Federer: 1. The backhand held.
>> 2. It was close without the serve.
>>
>> Which shows his physical game can still be threatening in Paris
>>
>> And the bad:
>> 1. Again the problem with converting breakpoints. The triple breakpoint
>> miss was specially bad. The third set was crucial. 2. The mental aspect.
>> (Break point conversions, 5th set, returning again and again to a "safe"
>> game, and Nadal across the net).
>
> I agree everyone needs to watch this match at least one more time from the
> 'other' players point of view. There are not many people who are truly
> neutral in their support of these two guys, so I bet everyone watching this
> was looking at it from the point of view of their favourite.
>
> So, I'll have to watch this again from Fed's perspective. But, damn, these
> 5 set marathons they keep on producing makes it hard to find time.

The fact that they keep producing five-set marathons is pretty significant
in itself.

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Take a deep breath, take a walk, cool off, plot a bit, and serve again.