Originally Posted by jtipson
I love it, the way he talks to himself in all different languages
But I prefer when he doesn't talk at all, that's usually when he's playing better!
I am replying to this by way of relief from the tension of seeing Roger win 3 tiebreak sets against "potato head" (MacEnroe's nickname not mine!).Twice I heard Roger yell in triumph when making 2 winners in a crisis situation. Difficult to hear what he said but it sounded like his native Swiss-german.
By his own standards Federer was nowhere near his best.Compare his form in this final with his recent Indian Wells victory when he demolished Ljubicic 6-2;6-2. On this form potato head was justified in saying that he was confident against any player in the world with the exception of Federer. On service at least he wins more points than the world no.1 although at critical moments Roger comes up with aces of his own.
I can now relax and watch the recording of the final knowing it had a happy ending. In the girlfrien/wife stakes Ljubicic has the edge. His wife Aida is definitely prettier than Roger's girlfriend