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.
How was the court? Was it slow? Good win Nole, kudos for hanging in that first set
“There’s so many athletes, tennis players around the world,” he continued, trying to put his life into some kind of perspective, “they want to be the best in what they do. They want to succeed. Many of them, they don’t succeed in the end. I’m fortunate to have this opportunity and succeed.”
Routinovic at cruising altitude. Tsonga outplayed him until the tb and became Clownga. I know people will talk about his backhand, but he seems to miss volleys and forehands as much or more on big points.
At least Tsonga was somewhat consistent and didn't get completely blown off the court. But his confidence is totally shot, Rashin is a lot of work on his hands if Tsonga is to reestablish himself as a threat.
Although to be fair he was a bit unlucky in the first set, especially in the first break point where Nole was saved by a netcord. Think he'll go 0-3 here though, sadly.
As for Nole, he played within himself and won as expected, he will most definitely be in the semis and competing for his second WTF title.