Federer's match closing abilities
IT's a problem now!
Federer could well be undefeated. I have never seen a world #1 have so many leads, match pts in his career only to choke it away(save for kafel).
Gasquet played well and credit is due to him. But when federer has mp's on his own serve, he should win it. With his serve, there is no reason why he shouldnt have closed it out regardless.
Imagine roddick having mp's on his serve, and not winning a match. Cant say i remember a match where that happened.
Or how about sampras?
I don't care how many break pts federer saves with his serve, if he gets broken whenever he serves for the match. Then his serve is not as good as roddick's or sampras'.
I like roger and this may be an over-reaction on my part. But, its a bit weird to see roger make life difficult for himself as always. And then people come back and say that federer is so mentally tough, and that he has the best serve in the game.
I don't think so.
Roger , you seemed to lose your way a bit there. How did you get it back?
ROGER FEDERER: Well, I'm used to it now, you know. It's happened a few times.
But, no, seriously, I thought, you know, I played all right again, but just couldn't close it out. So of course it is worrying, you know. But as long as I could still end up winning the match, everything is all right, you know.
So I had the feeling the conditions were getting really quick in the end, you know. I had the feeling for him it was better, you know, the shorter the rallies were.
So, you know, in the third it was different again because they put water on the court. I think that was, again, better for my game. But that was just the feeling I had.
Last edited by World Beater; 04-15-2005 at 10:50 PM.