Stockholm SF: Roger Federer def Ivan Ljubicic to Reach 92th Career Final

I watched the first set of this one on Youtube. Roger was broken in the third game of the match to trail 2-1. Then at 4-5 and 30-30 on the Ljubicic serve, Ljubicic miss hit a regulation forehand, and Roger completed the break. I guess it would be fair to call it a choke from Ljubicic, because he had the first set within his grasp. But that is the advantage of being either Federer or Nadal. Both these players have an aura which players find intimidating. And they have, of course, deserved it. It is a very handy thing to have indeed because if this was any other player, Ljubicic would probably have served out the first set. It went to a tie-break and Roger won it fairly comfortably. I didn’t bother to watch further as it would have been routine for Roger. Roger will face Florian Mayer in the final, who beat Nieminen in a third set breaker.

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I don’t know much about Mayer, but Roger has faced him twice before and won easily on both occasions. Roger’s opponents have actually gotten easier from the quarterfinals onwards. Mayer is ranked 47th in the world and I expect Roger to win his 64th career title tomorrow. This will also be Roger’s 7th final of the year, having won only two out of six so far. Certainly not a very good strike rate in finals and something he would want to improve on tomorrow. Good luck GOAT!

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5 Comments

  1. Thanks again for the post. I don’t have to search thru Youtube for the match. I am positive as well for tomorrow’s game and I hope his form and rhythm (and luck!) will be sustained until London!

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  2. Good match but really glad with the oncourt interview.
    Amazing guy.Don´t care if someone wins 50 GS.no one will
    ever come close to this guy on and off the court.I love
    him! Roger just seems to light up any place he goes to.
    The Stock.Open is a fine event, made finer this year by the presence of Roger Federer.A very nice atmosphere, it´s refreshing to enjoy matches without the usual vamosing and all that stuff we get in bigger tournaments.

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  3. I thought his performance was patchy, not as sharp but at least he got the job done. MamaFed looks grumpy from hte player’s box. Roger needs to bring home more milk money or else he is going to sleep on the couch trow nite ha ha ha.

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  4. Ru-an, thanks for posting. I love LOve love that vid of Rog smiling and raising his eyebrows. Leave it there and don’t remove it, ok?!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    OK ;-)

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