Originally Posted by kek
You could also send him a mini Roger voodoo doll to poke holes into as well.
Federer is just Federer. If you want to beat him, even on one of his worse days, you need to be so totally present to take the chances in order to make him even think of losing a match. And once he is in that position, he would have been beatable for sure.
But Kiwi couldn't get the frigging break in the third set and the end of the story was that Federer raised his game for one return game and the set was gone for Kiwi. Instead of serving for a 2-1 set lead, he was down 1-2 sets. That's what Federer makes so strong. Just remember this point as he saved the 2nd break point of Kiwi in the third set. Against everybody else I would say, Kiwi's good net attack would have been good enough, but Federer not only retrieves the ball, he is producing an unbelivable backhand crosscourt passing shot out of his forearm. Such little things decided it.
I think in order for Kiwi to get this feeling and to make such situations, he has to play more of such matches and he must continue to go his way, maybe winning a tournament wouldn't be bad also