Wow what a match
Incredible effort from Blake to make it a contest. Totally blew that first set and looked dead, how he came back from 5-3 in the 3rd to win it on the tie break I'll never know. What a tie break that was, quite incredible stuff.
4th set, another awesome effort from Blake, down 5-1 30-0 and he comes back to 5-4 and has break point but shanks a backhand.
The match was full of 'ifs' and 'buts' for Blake
- What if he'd won the first set?
- What if he'd broken when he had 0-40 at 1-0 up in the 4th?
- What if he'd had landed the backhand and levelled at 5-5 in the 4th?
Federer looked totally rattled at times and will be hugely relieved to come through. His forehand looked shaky under pressure like it did in Rome. Hopefully we can get Roddick v Federer in the final now and give Federer some more of that crowd treatment