Was just looking on the Atp tour web site at the rankings breakdown and had a look at Federer. Was surprised to see that he didn't win a Single Master's Title last year - I mistakenly thought he had at least taken one - and even more surprisingly he only reached two finals
And these were on clay, his worst surface.
For someone who has usually picked up at least a couple of Master series tournament per year, do you see this as worrying for him? Do you need to win Masters tournaments often and sent out a signal of strength to other players to have more of a chance at the slams? I think winning big tournaments regularly is quite important to the Federer psyche - and the fact that he didn't win any in 2008 is a bit worrying.
Do you guys agree? Or are his problems more specific? A left-hander from Spain and not getting enough pop on his serve in Australian open finals?