Posted this in the Fed forum:
I've long since learned not to waste energy even hoping for Roger to beat Nadull. He wasn't actually that close this time, I didn't expect him to be, & an obviously very nervous Nadal didn't even have to play that well. Getting the odd break doesn't mean shit the way he plays his service games against Nadal. 1st serve MIA for much of the match, Roddick-style net approaches, backhand shanks, missed returns, indecision & UEs on the forehand, losing points with the court gaping open, blowing chances even when Nadal is begging him to take them, it's always the same and always will be (except indoors). Anybody who seriously thought Roger was going to win this - well, I feel for you, I've made that mistake before too. Never again.
Murray is playing well enough to beat Djoker. We have to hope Novak raises his level or Murray chokes, because there's NO WAY Murray will hold it together to beat Nadal in a slam final for his first slam. His mentality against Rafa is nearly as bad as Roger's, if not worse. You have to respect Djoker for being enough of a man to keep his head when Nadal is there for the taking. I hope he does it again.
Great post. I live in hope that Djokovic can destroy Nadal again. I cannot stand Nadal's brand of tennis. At least Djokovic has some real talent. As you say, Murray has no chance in the final against Nadal. So Novak has to come through for me to save us from Nadal winning number 11.