Originally Posted by LleytonMonfils
Good US Open, showed tennis you are back and the confidence is there. Keep this up... 2 sets off Federer next time, then the big W... it's going to be a process with him. The turnaround IMO was amazing!
Yes, he did an excellent job in the second and third sets. In the 4th set, I think Federeritis snuck in as it seems to do with ALL of the top players who aren't Federer. There's a moment where a very small part of the mind goes "OMG, I'm playing against Federer" and it's all over after that.
Someone will start to be able to beat Federer on a regular basis and that someone will be able to think to himself, "I can beat Federer." Federer has shown himself to be mortal, but the myth of his immortality is messing with the players' minds. Federer has the ability to not be bothered by almost anything mental. The person who beats him will have to do the same.