Originally Posted by rofe
This is going to be a tough match for Federer. He probably still has the TMC defeat in his mind even after his win over Nalby in Rome and the fact that Nalby used to own him. He will be nervous because:
a) He gets to the FO final for the 1st time if he wins
b) He evens the h2h with this win at 6-6
I hope Fed gets through his nervousness quickly or he will find himself a set down.
If one of them is going to freeze up, it's going to be Nalbandian.
a) He gets to the Slam final for the 1st time since 2002 if he wins
b) The h2h is evened at 6-6 if he loses
I expect Nalbandian to feel twice as nervous as Federer will.
Plus the crowd will generally be on Fed's side for obvious reasons.