It is not that bad, he still has the game and confidence to go for the shots. But his serve is just like it was before fall in 2007. He looked kinda slow, although he always does look like that when he is playing in match that should go the distance in time, so I am still not convinced in his fitness.
Yeah, I think that sums it up well. At times, I thought he was hitting his groundstrokes well (like in the middle of the first set) then just as I was about to compliment him, he throws in a couple of bad ones here and there. Of course the bigger problem was that he had to engage in rallies almost every single shot after his serve, whereas Monfils earned so many cheap points. His movement looked fine to me, actually I thought it would be worse than it actually was.
Originally Posted by Getta
This is the most encouraging indicator of his promising return back onto the courts. But, for some reason I can't imagine him to be the one who makes an annoying noise in the upcoming US Open. Though I strongly hope he can still save this season with the Davis Cup win.
Yeah, I think maybe he is a bit short of match play to make some noise in the US Open.
I always wonder why people who can't stand our guy want to pay us a visit. Isn't google easier and more convenient? Don't they know this is a message board for FANS and not trolls?
Not sure who you are referring to here...