Re: So Rafa to win and Blake to beat Fed is Rafa's last shot at #1 here, right?
Yes, I certainly am not saying that either of these events are the most-likely things to happen. I was just curious how far Fed could make it into the tournament with Rafa still having the mathematical shot at #1. Boy, that 10-8 in the fifth third-rounder sure did seem to be the one that would give Rafa #1. But, it wasn't to be, I guess...
BTW, Blake to beat Fed is certainly more unlikely than Rafa to win, although if Blake ever had a chance it is here. I haven't seen Fed look this vulnerable *ever*. And, if Rafa can get past Youzhny, he's got a 50/50 shot against whomever he sees across the net from him in the final. So, not the likeliest turn of events, but not impossible.
If I lose the first set, the match will be complicate, no?
My favorite Federer and Nadal quotes following their 2008 Wimbledon final:
“But right now, it’s not much of a how do you say? a feel-good thing.”
"In the last game, I didn't see nothing. The true, I wasn't see nothing, no?"