Awesome play by Robby, that was his best match in years. Ginepri had some chances in the first, and a chance to break back in the second but Fed was too good. Hopefully Ginepri gets a better draw in Paris...I think he could progress really far if that's the case. Fed looked really good although he had to play well, Ginepri was playing like a top 20 guy.
Ginepri has performed well at Madrid the past few years, just unfortunate he ran into Federer so soon. Federer looking good for his first match back, but should raise his game a few levels over the next few rounds.
Awesome play by Robby, that was his best match in years
Wow, aren't you a bit overreacting? Some strokes were nice and some sweet 2005 forehand crosscourt memories came back, but he hardly ever could do anything with the backhand and his serve wasn't that good as well. But on the other hand, you often look like newbie playing against Roger
I didn't watch this match yet - my kids are watching Star Wars so I tivo'd it...why was it even as close as it was? Given Ginepri's form of late, I'd have expected a blow-out.
Because Federer only played as well as he needed to to win, and Robby was playing like it was the USO, I suppose. Not to take anything away from Robby, I'm sure he put in the effort, but I wonder if Fed was treating this like a workout in some ways since it was his first match in a few weeks.
Best twitter posts of the epic match:
@dougrobson - Whoever is supplying Mahut with hair gel needs to ink a sponsorship deal now.
@Wimbledon - FYI, with @Wimbledon live scoring devices, please add 50 to the games in the fifth set of the Isner v Mahut match.
@HolterMedia - Nice to see that a three-day test has come to tennis here @wimbledon.