Watching the highlights again, that R.G. semi really was a great match. Easily the best match since the Nadal-Verdasco A.O. semi in 2009, possibly even its equal, and one of the finest 4-set matches in living memory, & probably the best match ever between Federer & Djoker. Undoubtedly the match of the year.
RG match is the best if you evaluate the occasion . If you evaluate just Roger's performance it is not . When Fed is playing his absolute best tennis he doesn't lose the serve 4-5 times in the match . And there was also too many shanks in this match
Hmmm... weren't those shanks a result of Roger's high-risk playing style on clay at that occasion? That IS the way - if not the only way - to get the job done, methinks.
At the RG semifinal, it worked. Quite often however, it doesn't, as became rather clear in the following final.