Originally Posted by Juan Ma Del Pony
Ya I can't believe how sharply Pony's level fell from the Berdych match to the Federer match. Absolutely nightmare, that first set, from the Delpo fan's perspective
I like both these guys so I don't care who wins as long as it's competitive. Delpo better not lose another 6-1 set though or I will be so mad
It has a lot to do with matchups I think.
Berdych and DelPotro play what one might say a 'same' style of game, and JMDP happened to be a lot, lot better than Tomas on that particular day. Federer, and Davydenko, are of a different breed: their way to make life difficult for hard-hitters is to aggressively force them to move around very quickly, in which they will only succeed when somehow being able to avoid making a lot of UEs themselves.
They only manage to do so irregularly though.
Even though Fed demolished JMDP pretty easily in that first set of the Rotterdam final, one shouldn't forget that JMDP got plenty of good chances during the second. The Rotterdam final surely wasn't as much as a blow-out as JMDP's semi against Berdych was.
Looking forward to a great match. Hopefully.