Originally Posted by ExpectedWinner
It looked similar to the beatdowns Hewitt used to get whenever he referred (in pre match interviews) to his DC comeback from 2 sets down against Fed.
i loved that. Hewitt always used to bring it up pre-match and derive confidence from that match. Always got smashed right after.
Anyways, this shows imo what happens when federer plays without outside interference. No wind, sun etc. The conditions stay relatively constant and fed gets in a groove and decimates other players.
When federer plays outside in conditions that can be variable, he tends to be conservative in his play. Think to cincy and usopen where he was passive and wasnt feeling the conditions too well.
right now, federer is far and away the best indoors, and his level indicates that he could be among the best of all time indoors if he plays like this.