So I was right.
That was my concern during the week when Federer had not yet made any decision about whether playing Montreal.
He came to play on Montreal, UNDERTRAINED.
What did he expect?
FFS, he's 36 yo!!!!!
Better if he put in a solid extra week of training and then play in much more game-friendly Cincinnati.
Now, no Montreal title. No Cinci AT ALL.
And put his USO title preparation at absolute risks.
So, many of us who believed he should not play Montreal have been justified.
Nah, how do we know this wouldn't have happened in Cinci instead? Faster surface or not, he couldn't even bend his back to serve at the end.
Now, at least he gets another week to recover for USO, compared to him injuring himself in Cinci.
This sucks, but his USO hopes are not quite done yet.