Originally Posted by federer express
i dont think he or anyone else should care how the crowd reacts. he doesn't have to prove he can play good tennis. he is well and truly past that point. so if he wins the tournament people should just realise it means that he can win top level tournaments when playing at his worst and respect him for that. and maybe laugh at hewitt or roddick for losing to him again.
if he wins the tournament that is....
I'm not suggesting he should care, but the atmosphere in his matches has been as flat as a pancake. Granted, Federer is not someone who brings people to their feet most of the time anyway and I have no problem with that, but the lethargy of his play has been reflected in the crowds. After all, this is one event where people have not seen Federer's best in recent years; this is the first time he's actually gone deep into the draw, and some of the crowd must be wondering what on earth all the fuss is about him.
Just a thought, this doesn't make me a Fed HATA and I still hope he can win tomorrow, of course. But it isn't every week that you can get to the final of a TMS event without having to play a single Top 30 player.