Guten Morgen, Eden (well, it is sort of Morgen, if only just ...).
I think he was just playing a blinder. (I'm trying to remember what the commentators were saying, but my memory's gone at this time of night.) I know Roger indicated afterwards that he'd mentally been facing the real possibility of coming away without a medal - again. I can't start to think how tough it must be to be under the pressure to hold your serve 12 times or whatever it was in succession or be out. I suspect he hadn't fully recovered emotionally/mentally for the final 2 days later.
Roger and JMDP played tough matches against each other this year (Dubai and RG) but I really thought that grass would be the surface to give Roger the least problems with his opponent compared to other surfaces.
Well, that's just another proof that tennis isn't predictable.
I also think that there was a lot of pressure on Roger's shoulders to "finally" win a medal in singles and then in the deciding set to hold his serve.
It's really great that he came through this match but it's obvious that it was tough for him to recover from it within 2 days and be ready to play a final against Murray in front of his home crowd.
I've already discovered quite how tough it can be on GM (once I worked out what GM stood for!). That's why I tend to hide in the player forums: it's friendlier
Hmmmm hmmmm Doris I wonder who that Swiss person was who was with you THAT Saturday night ;-)
Look who's here
Good to see you Doris
Have to addmit it was a blast hehehe - still have to laught when I think about it - especially about the "fan-competition" in the tram hehehehe
I also can't get the songs and our topics out of my head
I'm already looking forward to Basel in 3 weeks