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Federer stunned by Tsonga

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Things would be tough
by monish on Jun 30, 2011 12:21 PM

now i think things would be very tough for federer to win another grnadslam as his major openents nadal, murray and djov are playing in very good form, but still federer is capabable of doing it

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Hago Kiruttinan
Its too early to write off Federer
by Hago Kiruttinan on Jun 30, 2011 12:01 PM

... he still has about 3 years of tennis left

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by mr.makya@rediffmail.com on Jun 30, 2011 08:55 AM  | Hide replies

This is what happens when you concentrate on cricket ;-)

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Re: Federer
by Priya on Jun 30, 2011 12:40 PM
Exactly ! Cricket comes nowhere close to the demands of tennis

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Matt Hayden
Poor federer
by Matt Hayden on Jun 30, 2011 04:58 AM

He was talking to sachin before the match.. ha ha ha

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Federer played a great match
by husshez@rediffmail.com on Jun 30, 2011 01:20 AM  | Hide replies

but Tsonga served very well. Tsonga was having one of his rare best tennis days. everything was working for him. seems like he got great confidence after beating nadal recently at Queens. At the age 30, Federer is competing at the top level, that's greatness in itself. Novak must be really happy not to face federer since federer is only guy this year who has beatem him. Novak will be full of confidence against Tsonga but if it was federer, he would be more tense and nervous. My prediction is Andy will beat Nadal unless Nadal takes another one of his famous medical time outs :). Nadal is pretty successful in winning matches when he takes one. Novak will easily cruise through to the final. It will Andy vs Novak.

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aftab alam
Re: Federer played a great match
by aftab alam on Jun 30, 2011 11:46 AM
Ahahhahhahahah, Crying Baby, dont cry, just simply unstnd couple of things.
Songa played best Tennis of his life and fedex is nt d same at 30.
If u like Fedex then remember what he said after Roland garos Finale.
Lots of people surprise how Nadal is winning but nt me, he play better than others when needed. He is just too strong for others and its Rafa slam.
Vamos Rafa.

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bingo lingo
Re: For F-U-C-K sake, please retire rather than humuliate yoursel
by bingo lingo on Jun 30, 2011 12:38 AM
nUrA.s0n of a F(u)cker or a P.r0.s

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bingo lingo
Nadal’s phantom foot injury steals game, limelight
by bingo lingo on Jun 30, 2011 12:24 AM  | Hide replies

By David Lord ....

As soon as Bernie Tomic started grabbing the tennis headlines around the world, you could bet your house on Rafael Nadal being injured. That’s the Nadal way.

I’ll put my cards on the table straight away, I don’t like the Spaniard’s gamesmanship, never have, never will.

And when he sought medical attention against Juan Martin del Potro, my immediate reaction was “here we go again”.

Nadal was doing it tough against the Argentine, who he eventually beat 7-6 3-6 7-6 6-4 in four hours.

But it was during the latter stages of the first set, when he was in such agony, he called for medical assistance.

What better way to take away del Potro’s momentum than to make him wait 10 minutes while a trainer attended to the injury.

Nadal’s normal trick of taking well over the legal 20 seconds between points wasn’t working, it needed a more dramatic headline seeker.

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bingo lingo
Re: Nadal’s phantom foot injury steals game, limeli
by bingo lingo on Jun 30, 2011 12:25 AM
It was worth a double whammy, put del Potro off his game, which it did, and take away the headlines from that pesky teenager Tomic – a double achievement.

An MRI scan later proved there was no damage, but Nadal was convinced he had broken his foot.

There’s a huge difference between a broken foot, and nothing. Let his own quotes tell the story:

“I felt really bad during the first set, At 6-5, I felt terrible, I felt I had broken my foot. The point at deuce and the point that gave me set point, I felt terrible.

“I asked for the trainer at that moment when the game was done.

“I seriously didn’t know at that moment if I had a chance to continue playing.

“At 6-5 I pushed hard with the forehand and I felt something crushed there in the back of the outside of the foot.

“But as the match went through the pain got better and thankfully the tests showed no injury”.

Of course the pain got better; Nadal was back in control.

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bingo lingo
Re: Re: Nadal’s phantom foot injury steals game, li
by bingo lingo on Jun 30, 2011 12:25 AM
And without any doubt, Nadal will constantly take more than the allowed 20 seconds between points, often as much as 30 seconds, and not be reprimanded by the central umpire once.

It’s wrong, but it’s the Nadal way.

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melby augustine
Re: Re: Re: Nadal’s phantom foot injury steals game
by melby augustine on Jun 30, 2011 10:35 AM
I dont know what you are saying, but what I saw in the match.
1. Nadal asked for trainer when he was having a break point/set point in first set. He asked just after hitting superb shot to open up the set point. So when he asked for MTO, the momentum was actually with Nadal. Rules says MTO can be taken only after the completion of game, so they took it after Del Po won the game. How Nadal would be knowing the game is going to tie breaker when he has a set point and break point.
2. The statistics clearly shows that both Rafa and Delpo took 26 seconds each between serves. Also Rafa got a warning during the match as Delpo complained. Delpo didn't get it because Rafa didn't complain.
3.Delpo also took an MTO during third set, why no one has a problem with that. I didnt even see Nadal telling a single word during that MTO while I have seen Delpo shouting all the time during Nadal's MTO.
You don't have to like Nadal but at least respect his achievement. Rafa is the current holder of fair play award(voted by fellow players). It looks like only Rafa haters like you know the dirty tactics of Nadal, unfortunately all his opponents for whom it matters the most can see only his greatness.

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sandeep singh
Re: Re: Re: Re: Nadal’s phantom foot injury steals
by sandeep singh on Jul 01, 2011 12:32 AM
but melby
this is the game plan in tennis, do whatever to break other person rhythem.
If you remeber it was started by becker in semis against aggasi. Aggasi was winning confortablly when becker take toilet break at 1 set down,1-4 down, when he is back, he start wining everything
done by fed ex - in australian open- against devendko same score & change the game.
done by nadal against pets last wim.
done by nadal against fed in this french open
nadal di it again
it must be stop at some point.it is not that is done by one player but all of them doing at some stage & spainish are known to be master of mind game.

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