You gotta feel for Lopez. He saved ten (TEN!
) break points with great aggressive play before Federer got his lone break. Federer cruised on serve, though. Still, Lopez certainly would have beaten many other quarterfinalists today. He actually showed mental strength! If he keeps this up, he'll be top 15 in no time!
Spot on! Lalo was playing a lot better than the match's notes say, and deserves a lot more credits for his game (at least at the level he's playing right now) than he usually gets.
Not a moment in doubt that Roger would win this match, though. He held his serve a lot easier than Lalo, so I consider this a deserved win by the far better player. Vamos, Rogelio!