Originally Posted by FaceyFacem
it bothers me... i mean, it's not his fault, there's nothing you can do, that's the way it played out, so be it, but it definitely bothers me, granted, beating federer alone would be an accomplishment (especially in the finals), so i guess that would redeem it, but i just feel wrong about reaching a GS final w/ no matches vs. top 30....
That's too simplistic a way of looking at things. Berdych was easily as "tough" as Nalbandian, and Blake in the first 2.5 sets, played better than Hewitt did. Ginperi generally wasn't far off from what Kiefer was offering, either, but ran out of gas playing 4 straight 5-setters. Even, Malisse and Karlovic presented their problems - hell they almost beat Andre..... Hey, would you have felt better had Andre took out Nadal, Coria and Roddick instead? Because the guys he beat did just that.
This is exactly what I was talking about
: some shallow MTF losers whining all day long. Instead of cheering on Federer to rip Agassi's (whom they hate with passion) heart out today, they bitch and moan and conspiracy-theorize... Poor sods.
Why can't some people just enjoy tennis? I loved Fed, Safin and now Nadal and Gasquet when they were in juniors and then somewhat-struggling ATP teens; loads of talent, lots of flash and uniqueness about them. Now since they reached their primes (or close to reaching with the latter two) obviously I DON'T ROOT for them to win since I am an Agassi fan, but especially when Agassi is out, I still admire and respect what those players bring to the table when healthy. Ditto for Roddick, Hewitt, Ferrero, Nalbandian, etc..... And if the aformentioned players are fortunate enough to have the desire and good health to last into their late 30's
and still display Top 10-caliber tennis, you certainly won't hear as much as a peep out of me.