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Re: Soderling Ends Federer's 6-year Semis Streak

Postby m16a » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:08 pm

Soderling up and coming perhaps? Second year in a row he has ended a major streak of a top notch player... ;-D
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Re: Soderling Ends Federer's 6-year Semis Streak

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:19 pm

probably in the right conditions since he says he prefers clay when it's wet and slow so that he can set up his big shots. i find it interesting that a guy who goes for broke so much and has bad movement pulls these wins off but the man just takes crazy rips on the ball and i guess he really has a ton of time to get set up. no way he can do this to fed on grass though because balls won't bounce high enough into his wheelhouse.
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Re: Soderling Ends Federer's 6-year Semis Streak

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:06 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:probably in the right conditions since he says he prefers clay when it's wet and slow so that he can set up his big shots. i find it interesting that a guy who goes for broke so much and has bad movement pulls these wins off but the man just takes crazy rips on the ball and i guess he really has a ton of time to get set up. no way he can do this to fed on grass though because balls won't bounce high enough into his wheelhouse.

Or give him enough time to take that enormous backswing.

That motion is other-worldly. :-S
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Re: Soderling Ends Federer's 6-year Semis Streak

Postby mweir145 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:12 am

This was one of the greatest streaks in sports history. To be that on top of your game against the best competition in the world consistently for 6 years is remarkable.
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Re: Soderling Ends Federer's 6-year Semis Streak

Postby AquaMan2342 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:44 am

mweir145 wrote:This was one of the greatest streaks in sports history. To be that on top of your game against the best competition in the world consistently for 6 years is remarkable.


Yup. Of all the greats to play the game the previous record was 10 shared by Lendl and Laver. He more than doubled that. :-b
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Re: Soderling Ends Federer's 6-year Semis Streak

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:32 am

AquaMan2342 wrote:
mweir145 wrote:This was one of the greatest streaks in sports history. To be that on top of your game against the best competition in the world consistently for 6 years is remarkable.


Yup. Of all the greats to play the game the previous record was 10 shared by Lendl and Laver. He more than doubled that. :-b

Frankly, I was equally as shocked that he lost the record in the quarter finals.

He was on the precipice of extending the streak and fell short. That's not something Fed has done much in his career.
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Re: Soderling Ends Federer's 6-year Semis Streak

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:28 pm

nadal vs soderling final will be amazing....

could soderling become to nadal what nadal was to federer at the french open?
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Re: Soderling Ends Federer's 6-year Semis Streak

Postby RedHopeful » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:02 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:could soderling become to nadal what nadal was to federer at the french open?

Maybe if this was one of the other 3 majors. I think Nadal as healthy as he is probably won't even lose a set to Soderling in the Finals.
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Re: Soderling Ends Federer's 6-year Semis Streak

Postby AquaMan2342 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:23 pm

RedHopeful wrote:
BitterDodgerFan wrote:could soderling become to nadal what nadal was to federer at the french open?

Maybe if this was one of the other 3 majors. I think Nadal as healthy as he is probably won't even lose a set to Soderling in the Finals.


Eh.....that's quite a claim the way Soderling is playing. I'll take Nadal in the full five.
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Re: Soderling Ends Federer's 6-year Semis Streak

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:41 am

I'll split the difference. Nadal in three (maybe four, Soderling's playing well but Nadal is a whole different challenge for him. So far Soderling's played mostly big hitters and hasn't seen too many fast guys yet, nor has he seen many guys who really like to spin the ball....)
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