Not impressed by Roger but got it done in straights.
48 winners to 39 unforced errors for Fed, 26 winners to unforced errors for Albert.
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: 7)
#178 (PR#145) in TT Singles (Titles: 3 / CH Ortisei 2010, CH Bratislava 2010 & CH Mons 2012) | ATP Zagreb F 2013
#162 (PR#72) in TT Doubles (Titles: 6 / 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. Sonj1989)
Eh I like Montañes but he will never be a threat in hard court, he never attacks the ball with flat shots, too used with top spin, but used sometimes the backhand very well, probably one of the easier opponents in rd3 I think Flo Mayer or even Alejo Falla/Istomin/Kubot could have been more dangerous to Federer.
backhand wasn't working as well as it worked against Hanescu, but the serve was excellent and I'd take that over the backhand any day, hopefully he keeps serving this well as he moves on, besides that it was routine performance for the GOAT
Federer evolved into the legendary Frauderror as usual again today, but yet this was not enough for him to loose the match against the wta player Mugtanes, who cannot even return serves even if his life depends on it. I mean seriously, are clowns like this manufactured or hand-picked to play in the atp?
Peak HC level:
1 Fed and Djoker 2. Murray 3. Nadal (baby Djoker destroyed him routinely on HC, let alone peak Djoker)
Peak grass level:
1. Fed 2. Djoker 3. Murray 4. Nadal. Just ask injured Darcis how good he is.
Peak Clay level:
1. Djoker (smoked peak Nadal with ease) and Fed (bagelled peak nadal on clay) 2. Murray (just utterly embarrassed Nadal) 3. Nadal.
Anyone who disputes any of this is a troll.
Fed's baseline was shaky today, particularly on rally strokes. He's not dealing well with spin, and thats going to be a problem, especially if he goes up against Hewitt (who won't give away nearly as many free points as Montanes).
Fortunately he's looked solid on sitters and flatter strokes, so that bodes well if his opponents are Baghy, Djoker or Davydenko.