Australian Open - Day 14

Federer or Cilic?

  • Federer

    Votes: 39 86.7%
  • Cilic

    Votes: 6 13.3%

  • Total voters
    45

pepsi

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Feb 4, 2008
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Will it be slam #20 for fed or #2 for cilic. Hopefully it's a hard fought match either way. The end to a great Aus Open.
 

wce4premiership

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Dec 18, 2005
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Beautiful picture, like a ballet dancer's feet.

Anyway, I will be supporting Federer but by no means expect a victory, nothing is granted and Cilic has troubled him before but has been unlucky on a few occasions. I think he'll definitely get a set, maybe the opening one, but I think Federer's belief now is stronger and he'll fight back to take it in 4.

I'd love a 5 setter, for the crowd's sake and to end the tournament on a good note after some unfortunate injuries to the better players.
 

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pepsi

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Federer has not needed to play his best yet this tournament and is yet to drop a set. He'd probably win tonight in 3 or 4 sets, depending on whether Cilic can take the opportunity that will present in one of the sets.
 

bullish23

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Oct 2, 2002
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The end to a great Aus Open.
On the men’s side it’s been diabolical. Withdrawal after withdrawal. A whole generation of young players who can’t even take one set over two weeks off a champ (yes he is goat but he is 36). Another returning champ who seems to believe in the power of the mind over modern surgery.

Needs a decent final otherwise one of the worst slams I can recall. Expecting a walkover thou. Don’t trust Cilic against the very best under the bright lights.
 

Acinath

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Aug 5, 2014
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On the men’s side it’s been diabolical. Withdrawal after withdrawal. A whole generation of young players who can’t even take one set over two weeks off a champ (yes he is goat but he is 36). Another returning champ who seems to believe in the power of the mind over modern surgery.

Needs a decent final otherwise one of the worst slams I can recall. Expecting a walkover thou. Don’t trust Cilic against the very best under the bright lights.
Bring back Lleyton!
 

juss

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Feb 23, 2009
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Cilic in 4. Federer yet to be tested, Marin having overcome Rafa will go in full of confidence.
When Rafa retired in the 5th?
Didnt exactly "overcome" him did he?

Federer in 4.
Cilic wins the second set before Federer corrects.
 

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Vdubs

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Want Fed to win this so much, but I fear he hasn't had any pressure like he's going to get tonight.
Expectations are all Fed.
Somehow, I think he may fall short tonight, literally and...
 

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