Originally Posted by ExpectedWinner
I'm glad that Murray and Nalbandian are not in Fed's quarter. Don't tell me that they've done nothing lately. I know that if they get to play Fed, they will show up, and both players are difficult match ups for him.
Soderling can be dangerous, considering that Fed himself noticed his worsened first serve return.
As for Jerk, he's somewhat an akward mover (sliding)/volleyer on the surface. Fed of 2004-2006 would explore these shortcomings, but nothing is guaranteed this year.
If you look at Fed's game on grass, he should be a favorite against the rest of the field on paper. But his head is in question. Also, when he dominated, he used to step up in the sf/f, this year ... well, we all saw it.
I don't know about that.
He has been in the SF 6 times this year and has lost once to Novak in the AO when he was still recovering from Mono.
He has been in the F 5 times and has lost 3 times to Nadal on clay. Out of those three loses, the three times that he simply mentally broke down were in MC, Hamburg and the 3rd set in the RG final.
The only conclusion I can make from these loses is that he pretty much gave up against Nadal on clay when he should have been mentally tougher. Does that translate to him losing in Wimbly against anyone but Nadal? No.
Even if he and Nadal were to meet in the final, I am pretty sure that it is going to be highly competitive.