Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Humiliated



I took a cat nap on the Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro quarterfinal. It was over when I woke up. 6-3, 6-0, 6-0. This was a men's Slam quarterfinal? I told y'all the Argentine had nothing to hurt Raja with. Nothing at all.

9 comments:

tangerine said...

I really hope Roger got that out of his system because I'm not looking forward to seeing Andy on the receiving end of a similar beating (again).

Craig Hickman said...

LOL. Get ready for it. Tomas gave Raja a new life.

MMT said...

Roddick's never beaten Federer in a 5 set match. I think it's a very tall order for him. I don't think he'll go as easily as del Potro, but it's hard to see him beating Federer if he's in the kind of form he was in tonight. That match was over after the first break of the second set.

oddman said...

MMT, do you think it was mostly Roger's superb form, or did JMDP play any part in it? I missed it.

MMT said...

Roger was in good form from the start, no doubt, but del Potro bagged it once he was broken the second time in the second set. He really didn't put up much of a fight to try to get the break back.

It's always risky judging Federer on his scorelines because players do have a tendency to check out mentally against him. The third set from del Potro was almost unwatchable.

But, there can be no doubt that he played very well even in the first set, and on that form alone (forgetting the bagels, which were not, in my opinion, representative) he's in good form.

Mad Professah said...

Craig don't you think Andy has a chance against Roger?

I think Roger has too much respect for Andy to bagel him, but I do think it's gonna be a rough night at the office for the American.

Fed in Four.

Beth said...

I thought that Del Potro's post match interview was odd. So brief, they only asked him the basic 'what the hell happened' type question and he was very brief, just claiming he did the best he could (didn't look like that at all) and that he couldn't do anything more. There HAS to be more to it. Was he sick? Did he sleep like crap the night before? You don't get bageled in the last two sets like he did just because Federer was playing 'well'. I watched the match and Del Potro couldn't hit a ball to save his life those last two sets. It was actually painful to watch. Anyone hear of any reason for his faxed in performance?

Beth said...

Andy will definitely step it up with Fed. I think this match will be 4 sets minimum, unless Andy wakes up that morning sick or something. He is playing a very solid tournament. Not perfect, but very solid.

Craig Hickman said...

Del Potro always faxes in performances against Federer.

Always.