Originally Posted by daze11
well, the difference between the top players and the non-elite (lopez was 14-21 this year coming in to the open) is that they produce their best tennis with much greater consistency. many of the lower ranked players can put it all together and have a superb and stunning match, but it doesnt become a habit.
You are absolutely correct. I hinted at this by saying that it is highly unlikely that Lopez will be able to keep this level throughout the tournament. However, what I want to do here is to see how far people think he can go IF he actually does. I don't think Nadal would beat him the way he played today. Not sure about Roddick, but I would give Lopez the edge.