Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr
Roger Federer tennis: perfect state of mind in Dubai Championships. The winning mental toughness and inner game strengths brought the Swiss sensation into the zone against Feliciano Lopez. The tennis mind that levels a player is controlled by Federer as he eases his way across the court playing tactical and strategic serves and returns.
The brilliance of Roger Federer is a continual joy for tennis fans who acknowledge him as the greatest player of all time. The world No. 3 has designs on an Olympic gold in London this year, and in good form and confidence, it is likely that he may achieve that medal of honor.
Roger Federer Tennis: Perfect State of Mind in Dubai Championships
Goku Pillai from Tennis Earth Writes:
Roger Federer displayed tactics filled with controlled aggression in the match as he eliminated Feliciano Lopez in straight sets for a place in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Dubai Tennis Championships.
Roger Federer displayed perfect state of mind in his second round match against Feliciano Lopez at the 2012 Dubai Tennis Championship. He got past the Spaniard in straight sets 7-5, 6-3.
It was a tight first set as both players traded punches with equal thrust for the first nine games. But then Federer took his game up a notch and kept asking the right questions at the right time. He took Lopez through a long service game and then held with ease before breaking the Spaniard in the eleventh game with a sliding backhand slice return. Federer served 9 aces and got 95% of his first serve points to take the first set 7-5.
Lopez did well to get on with holding a string of service games as the second set was a display of massive first serves and volleys filled with precision. Federer was at his serving best as Lopez was unable to get a look at break point in the whole set. Federer worked cornered returns in the eighth game of the second set and snatched a break of serve to get to a lead of 5-3. He then followed it with a love service game. Federer served 12 aces and got a commendable 92% of his first serve points to win 7-5, 6-3. Click here to visit the original source of this post
Roger Federer tennis: perfect state of mind in Dubai Championships, and his current performance shows signs of advancing forward towards a great 2012 season. Ending 2011 with solid wins and peak fitness, Federer is likely to surprise the world tennis community with victories and Grand Slam titles that await his confident grip.