Originally Posted by Roger The Great
God, how tired am I hearing people say all year that Fed hasn't been playing well here, hasn't been playing well there. He hasn't dropped a set yet in the tournament and his last two opponents have played pretty much as well as they can. He's had a lot more winners than errors in all of his matches as well. What the hell does he have to do to be playing well?? 1-1-1 in all of his matches??
Good point, but the problem is:
Many people weren't Federer supporters before he became the juggernaut that he is today.
I remember him, when he was human and played human on many occasions. I remember when Andy Roddick, was actually a challenge for him and now it seems as if Roddick is playing checkers, while Roger is playing Chess. This is Professional Tennis, anybody can be beat on any day. Roger is certainly not invincible.
1). I see Roger playing at a level far below his capability.
2). I see his opposition licking their lips, thinking he's ripe for the picking.
Nalbandian beats Roger because he doesn't fear him, Nalbandian remembers Fedex when he was human and has been injured for the last 2 years ... to Nalbandian Federer is just another player in the draw ... he can take Roger out ... I wouldn't even look past Kiefer at this point.