Rafa already dodged a couple of bullets this week but this one couldn't be avoided.
Big hearted performance from Nole. Used the right tactics today, forehand was working extremely well.
Former #1 in FITD (Titles: 11 / US Open 2009 + MS Shanghai 2010 + MS Cincinatti 2011 champion)
also: Bangkok 2008, Sydney 2009, Acapulco 2009, Dubai 2009, Båstad 2009, Stockholm 2009, Eastbourne 2010 & Auckland 2013
Former #1 in Suicide Tennis (Titles: 2 / Won: 9)
#53 in TT Singles (Titles: 3 / CH Ortisei 2010, CH Bratislava 2010 & CH Mons 2012) | ATP Zagreb F 2013 + US Open F 2017
#93 in TT Doubles (Titles: 9 / CH Rome 2011 + CH Ostrava 2011 w. vn01, CH Madrid 2012 w. Rodrigol_87, CH Sheffield 2013 w. sdtoot, CH Rome 2013 + CH Bordeaux 2013 w. Sonja1987, CH Prostejov 2017 w. Mago#01 & CH Perugia 2017 w. kirilenko-fan)| ATP Los Cabos 2017 w. daniel_amr
We should be appreciative of Federer though, because we will never see anything like him again. The fact he can still compete for slams ever after the erosion of his physical skills is really a greater testament to the natural talent he has than the period of time when he was dominating the tour.