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Federer def. Giraldo 6-4 6-3 6-2 – US Open 1st Round 2011

Federer def. Giraldo 6-4 6-3 6-2

As predicted Roger won through in straight sets against his relatively unknown opponent – Santiago Giraldo. In my US Open Draw post I think I said he was a leftie, turns out I was wrong. But my prediction of the scoreline was pretty close, I said if Roger dropped more than 8 games it would be a disappointment – he …

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US Open Draw 2011

US Open 2011 Draw

So the Draw for the US Open 2011 is out, and it’s pretty much gone the way everyone expected. Federer and Djokovic are potential semi final opponents, while Murray and Nadal could meet in the other semi. So it’s just the same as the last however many slams. It’s becoming as predictable as a Nadal medical timeout before a tie …

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What does Federer have to do to Win another Grand Slam?

Federers Last Grand Slam

After a disappointing Wimbledon, an early loss at the Rogers Cup and getting dumped out of the Quarters of the Cincinnati Masters by Berdych, I’m pretty sure the question on many peoples lips is ‘Can Federer win another Slam?‘. I don’t doubt Roger has the game to win another slam, however, I don’t think he will win another playing in …

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Berydch def. Federer 6-2 7-6 (3)

Federer loses to Berdych in Cincinatti

Shocking match from Roger, probably even worse than this loss to Berdych at Wimbledon. He’s looking increasingly clueless against players with any modicum of power. His feet don’t move, he plays the same game every time with zero variety. You could pretty much tell from the first game this wasn’t going to be a great match from Roger. He lost …

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Federer destroys Blake 6-4 6-1

Federer defeat Blake with Ease

Another late match I had to stay up for, but luckily this one was as one sided as they get, and was over in a little more than hour. As I said in my Federer vs Del Potro post, Roger held a 9-1 H2H record against Blake, and barring bizarre circumstances I couldn’t see him improving on that. The first …

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Federer def. Del Potro 6-3 7-5 in Classy Performance

Federer def. Del Potro 6-3 7-5

I decided to stay up for this match and I’m glad I did. This has always been one of my favourite ATP Masters 1000 tournaments and last night just further reinforced that. Roger played a great match – and proved he still has something left in the tank. Many Fed fans were skeptical Roger could put in the required level …

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Cincinnati Masters 2011 Draw

So after Rogers loss to Tsonga in Montreal the next bit of tennis us Fed fans have to look forward to is the Cincinnati Masters which starts on Monday. Where Federer will be the double defending champion. The draw has been released, with the likely second round opponent for Roger being none other than his 2009 US Open Conqueror, Juan …

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Tsonga defeats Federer yet again in Rogers Cup

So my prediction of a Federer demolition job proved to be wholly innacurate as he went down in 3 sets, meaning he’s lost to Tsonga twice on the bounce now. I didn’t stay up to watch the match – but trawling through youtube highlights has given me a fair indication of what happened. He was pretty much blown off the …

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Federer def. Pospisil 7-5 6-3 in Rd 2 of the Rogers Cup

Federer def. Pospisil 7-5 6-3

As expected Roger went through in straight sets. It wasn’t a great match but seen as though it was his first match outdoors on the hard courts, and his first match in over a month, then it was kinda obvious that this would be the case. The first set was a sloppy affair with neither player really creating anything in …

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Federer turns 30 – Rogers Cup 2011 Thoughts

Life begins at 30...

So August the 8th 2011 sees Roger turn 30 (Happy Birthday Roger – I know you’re reading this) and with it coincides the first day of the Montreal Masters where I’m sure he will be hoping to get a couple of matches under his belt. Obviously Fed has a bye for the first round, so he’ll be in action on …

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