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.
I'm very proud of Marcel today, competed very well, and the crowd really helped him. He got much more aggressive when he was behind, came to the net more and sliced more and smarter, and it payed of. Monaco got tight when ahead and it cost him. Marcel needs to play like he did in the last two sets more often than he does but I'm glad he did something different to find a way to win. No-one can question his heart. Great win, and great job making a 500 indoor hard SF as a LL.