And agreed, that would of surely been the case if Roger won today
Well probably, considering how many Federer fans they're on here
But yeah SoderKing will prove all this outrageous and crazy comments are all a piece of BS
Well actually tbh I personally think he's proved it already
I mean ur not exactly a fluke, if u make the 4th round of Wimbledon, losing to eventual champ, QF at USO, and SF at WTF's...
And you being a Del Pony fan, you know you're guy played a hell of a match in the semis at the WTF semis to beat Robin 7-6 in the third set. The commentators were blown away by the quality of that match from both sides. Their comments were on the line that Robin was playing A+ tennis and still having to fight for his life.
But Del Pony gets the same deal as Robin relative to his position as a Grand Slam Champion. It's the "new kid on the block" syndrome. These guys have to keep proving themselves over and over and over again until people give up counting them out as dead. I picked Del Pony to win the US Open in a contest at Tennis4you, and I won the contest. I based it purely on his level of play in the late summer taking out Roddick twice in North American events, serving aces against Rafa in a tiebreaker leading 6-5 (nerves of steel; something Robin still has to work on), and almost winning the Legg Mason and Rogers Cup back to back if not for exhaustion. It just took a willingness to see he was playing the best tennis during that period by a mile.
Anyway, Robin is easily playing top 10 tennis right now, and I'm sure as a Del Pony fan you see that quite clearly after their epic semi-final match as well as his matches against Rafa, Nole and Kolya. I have written many times that Del Pony is a future #1, and I base that on common sense.
Robin keeps growing. Last year he had to prove he was Top 10 material, and that took a long time and it wasn't clear until the U.S. Open and the Fall season that that was so. Now he has to work on his nerves and self-belief to prove he belongs among the world's elite. He keeps doing better than my expectations overall and surprising the hell out of me. He also looks like he belongs with them and one senses he KNOWS this now. This is going to be an extremely fun year!