Re: The Great Serbian Slayer : Healthy, Fit, and Ready For Battle On Hard Courts
if, by chance, Federer manages to "click" during his match vs. Novak (assuming it will come to it, which I have doubts will be the case), Roger will display a masterclass of HC tennis a la Cincy 09 (his matches vs Muzza and Djokovic).
Now, objectively speaking, I see Djokovic and Murray as favourites, with Federer able to go all the way if he will skip Canada and exit early in Cincy, in order to preserve his powers. Federer does not need tune up events for the USOpen. All he needs are a few easy matches in the first rounds in New York in order to tune his game and a bit of luck in one of the tough matches later on.
If his game clicks during the semis...we could have a sixth title for Roger at Flushing Meadows.
A lot of ifs, I am aware of that...otoh, Djokovic and Murray are also a bit vulnerable. Djokovic seems to be the favourite, Murray's breakthrough looks near, but let's not forget that some guy who won 5 in a row here will be in the draw.
Q. Do you think you would have been able to play as well as you played today, or you think you would have pulled out from the game if it wasn't the Masters Cup final?
ROGER FEDERER: No, Roger Federer doesn't pull out. Otherwise he doesn't walk on court (smiling).
After losing to Nalbandian in 2005 TMC final...
Last edited by fsoica; 07-22-2012 at 03:28 PM.