Originally Posted by Tennis Fool
Serving for the set is tough. How often does this happen on both the men's and women's sides? Also, it's hard when you have a losing record to a Champion (1-5 now).
James' game has really upgraded from the time I saw him play Federer in 2003 USO. He'll be back.
However, if he'd won this year's USO, he'd be breaking the 21 Rule.
besides the fact that the word "champion" is a discretionary term, since when does it matter that someone has a losing record against another person?
The Bangladesh cricket team had never beaten Australia, yet they did so this year.
Likewise, Xavier Malisse has a deplorable record against Tommy Haas, but he beat Tommy from a set down in their last encounter.