2008 AUSTRALIAN OPEN

2nd

    ROGER FEDERER  v  FABRICE SANTORO

6-1 6-2 6-0

 

Santoro gives players on the ATP tour fits with his unorthodox technique and fantastic shotmaking.  But Federer shows that his technique is unquestionably the best by breezing past a difficult

opponent like it was an exhibition match.  Santoro tried everything against Federer, and continued to sprint from corner to corner in the hope that Federer might actually miss a shot.  But Federer

just continued to apply pressure, like a boa constrictor snake until Santoro wilted under the constant pressure.

Without a win against Federer since 2002, the tour veteran chased down everything, raising his arms in triumph after producing one fantastic return that forced his rival into a rare error.

He also produced a between-the-legs shot, throwing his racquet in good-humored exasperation when Federer still managed to win the point.

Even on match point Santoro, nicknamed 'The Magician', managed to draw a laugh from the crowd when he held Federer's serve up, feigning fatigue. Federer showed his appreciation by jumping the net and embracing his opponent at the end of a short but entertaining match.

 

USA ORDERS:

$12.00

NON-USA ORDERS:

$16.00

 

 

 

 

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