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Re: USO OOP....Day 9...9/3/19

Post by rex » Sep Tue 03, 2019 10:17 pm

5th set. Appears Roger may be gassing up his private jet for him, wife, kids and entourage..... Never have I seen him play so ineptly....

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Post by rex » Sep Tue 03, 2019 10:20 pm

Roger calling the physio, for he appeared to be grabbing his back and twisting his back while walking in the 4th. lst time seeing him calling for the trainer in his career.

Now, there is a medical timeout....

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Post by rex » Sep Tue 03, 2019 10:27 pm

Roger doesn't hold to start the 5th. Not looking good at all.

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Re: USO OOP....Day 9...9/3/19

Post by rex » Sep Tue 03, 2019 10:33 pm

This is awful.......not challenging calls, flubbing volleys and rushing his game for some reason, as if he wants to get off the court and bushel basket full of mishits. Never have I seen this attitude and game of Roger. Down 0-3 in the 5th....

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Re: USO OOP....Day 9...9/3/19

Post by rex » Sep Tue 03, 2019 10:48 pm

Well....Roger and crew is on the plane. Worse I've ever seen him. Weak forehands to the tram lines, flubbed volleys into the net, ground game error-prone to the point I was expecting him to miss in rallies and miss badly by miles, like Ostapenko and Sabalenka for the ladies. 5-setter, but it wasn't a well-played match at all. Roger contributed mightily to Grigor's win.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Sep Tue 03, 2019 10:53 pm

An injury? Rojay is way too close to the final not to want to win. Medvedev is injured.

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Re: USO OOP....Day 9...9/3/19

Post by Ace2Ace » Sep Wed 04, 2019 7:03 am

An no one in the Skan selected Dimitrov ...

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Post by djmm1962 » Sep Wed 04, 2019 7:27 am

Roger was out for a while with a back injury, so it appears he tweaked it again :(

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Post by rex » Sep Wed 04, 2019 9:03 am

Roger's post-match interview is not up on the USO site as yet, for I want to see and read what he had to say about his performance. It was brutal, buttressed by this report from a columnist at the ESPN site that made this observation with an abbreviated visual excerpt from his post-match presser.......Federer kept contributing to Dimitrov's cause, missing shots this way and that, long or wide or into the net, which is just what I previously stated.... Roger played like a 38 year old player past his prime who has stayed too long. He was way slow than Grigor and his errors and lack of execution were dismally bad. Never have seen him like that. Not panicking as yet, for he's still top-3. But, this may be a forerunner to his demise, retiring at the end of the Olympic year like I believe the Sisters will with Venus all ready out of it.

https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/ ... er-us-open

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Re: USO OOP....Day 9...9/3/19

Post by Grossefavourite » Sep Wed 04, 2019 9:19 am

rex wrote:
Sep Wed 04, 2019 9:03 am
Roger's post-match interview is not up on the USO site as yet, for I want to see and read what he had to say about his performance. It was brutal, buttressed by this report from a columnist at the ESPN site that made this observation with an abbreviated visual excerpt from his post-match presser.......Federer kept contributing to Dimitrov's cause, missing shots this way and that, long or wide or into the net. Which is just what I previously stated.... Roger played like a 38 year old player past his prime who has stayed too long. He was way slow than Grigor and his errors and lack of execution were dismally bad. Never have seen him like that. Not panicking as yet, for he's still top-3. But, this may be a forerunner to his demise, retiring during the Olympic year like I believe the Sisters will with Venus all ready out of it.

https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/ ... er-us-open
He lost all three sets to Dmitrov on FH unforced errors and ultimately a 5-setter at QF stage. With Djoko, Stan, Murray all ailing or on the mend, and Rafa closing in on his GS haul, I doubt he's really thinking about retirement unless the back is irretrievably diminished. As for the WS, I think Serena envisions winning 30 GS and Venus 10, so they'll soldier on beyond next year I believe unless the injuries and ailments become too much.

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Re: USO OOP....Day 9...9/3/19

Post by rex » Sep Wed 04, 2019 9:46 am

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He lost all three sets to Dmitrov on FH unforced errors and ultimately a 5-setter at QF stage. With Djoko, Stan, Murray all ailing or on the mend, and Rafa closing in on his GS haul, I doubt he's really thinking about retirement unless the back is irretrievably diminished. As for the WS, I think Serena envisions winning 30 GS and Venus 10, so they'll soldier on beyond next year I believe unless the injuries and ailments become too much.
Roger lost those sets beyond the errors he made to end such. He was terribly inept, missing easy volleys, mishitting something awful and his forehands were either hit meekly to the trams, landing softly in such, or wildly landing 15 feet beyond the lines, like Petra K. His backhand did no damage. Only his serve kept him in his service games, the only part of his game he was proficient. As the writer correctly noted and likely others who witnessed this debacle, Federer contributed a lot to Grigor's win. His own performance put him on his personal Lear Jet.

https://www.netjets.com/en-us/roger-federer-private-jet

Yet, giving Roger some space here, his apparent back injury with medical may have contributed to his tennis display, but that came in the 4th. In addition, his demolition of Goffin in his previous match didn't indicate a back injury, tho' he didn't play well in his lst 2 matches here which were replete with spotty play. However, Roger like others won't indicate that he was injured for they don't want to taint a player's victory by alluding to such. So, he just sucks it up and gives credit to the victor.... But, we'll see how the rest of his year and next unfolds. Could be the beginning of the end.

Re Serena, Patrick M. is the idiot talking 30 slam titles, bringing attention to himself. Serena has not made such an absurd intention. Further, if she reaches the final to play either Andreescu or Bencic it's not a gaurantee, but I believe she can dismiss Belinda, for Serena knows how to point construct, unlike the one-dimensional Osaka, she has more power than Belinda even at age 38 and will press the matter on deep returns by coming forward and finishing with volleys near the net. Andreescu is another matter for she does have the power, will press the matter by coming forward and she has a net game, where Serena remains unaccomplished in defending such. Nevertheless, pulling for Serena to get #24 here, but I have reservations, as stated.

Re Venus.....please. She's done and she's just hanging around with her Sister to retire with her in a grand ceremony in NYC. Venus can't win an international, let alone premiers and Slams. If she does win a title, it will come by playing WTT with the other retirees and never-were's.....

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Re: USO OOP....Day 9...9/3/19

Post by Ace2Ace » Sep Wed 04, 2019 12:44 pm

@ Twitwit
Serena practiced with Dimitrov here at the USO. She gave him a few tips. Now the #78, who, I read, has won only 1 match the entire season before showing up at this USO, is doing great.
The Lady Is A Legend !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: USO OOP....Day 9...9/3/19

Post by Pyotr » Sep Wed 04, 2019 1:09 pm

Prime example why one must never live by the praise of others. The
one's that praise you today will be the same ones tearing you down tomorrow.

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