Not so sure Roger has safe game in him IMO. Playing safe against Roddick or Karlovic is all I’ve seen. He may be able to grind out a little better on clay. But I don’t see how his backhand would hold up. (Even his forehand nowadays. He was hitting lines for a minute or two, then wayward, homerun, bottom net shots after shots….)
Does anyone think he is having fitness issue? But these are best of 3 matches though.