US Open

Federer v Nalbandian ● QF US Open 2005 Highlights



I thought this match deserved a longer and better quality upload than what was already posted.

Federer avenging his loss to Nalbandian from the US Open 2003 with a straight 3 set coaster, merely conceding 7 games to the Argenitinian. Simply put: prime Fed primarily going into primal Optimus Prime mode.

Enjoy!

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  • Wait, that was Nalby's first serve that was replayed, no? I dont see the problem? Unless it was his second which would just make no sense though?

  • His forehand will always be the greatest shot in tennis history…but the speed, the absolutely incredible movement, always coming to the ball perfectly…simply astonishing

  • How in The world nadal And safin did Beat Federer that year ??!! Its Mission impossible, its Not human how Federer moved And crushed The ball

  • This Fed would rape the hell out of any Djokovic. His speed and movement is out of this world. His forehand is just ultra sick.

  • So many gems in this one rather quick 3-set match….

    1:35 Nalby spin-o-rama
    2:21 Classic Fed bait-and-kill
    2:42 Very difficult inside-out forehand volley
    3:47 Great defense off a great return and then later an old-school slice knifing approach
    5:14 Vintage Fed forehand angle
    7:00 Stretch return and aggressive forehand pass
    7:21 Nuclear forehand!
    7:35 American Twist in New York
    7:53 Fed's take on a Sampras classic
    8:36 Perfect Nalby return
    9:23 Amazing point filled with depth and width
    10:06 Awesome point. Fed monster IO BH then tries to wrongfoot Nalby who holds position
    10:45 Nuclear forehand 2!
    11:21 Sick backhand pass
    11:45 Mesmerizing deep overhead.
    12:11 Rally of the match topped off by a GOAT forehand
    14:52 Fed's amazing footwork and lateral quickness in it's greatest example

  • I'd watch this beautiful, precise match all-day long instead of Novak Boringovic's constant defense and return of balls in a weak modern era of tennis.