The worst thing about this match is the way he lost it. He was moon-walking in the first, looked so passive and once he lost the set, was untouchable in the second. Then from 1-0 40-0, he blows it. This is the script pre-2012. The kind of matches Fed became notorious at losing in the BO3 format since 2008/09.
This year, it seemed like he had put that behind, but not really I guess. Losing to his biggest turkey will not do him any good as far as the confidence from the last two months' work goes.
All that said, Feds was due to lose really after the run he had the last three tournaments. And this may even be a blessing in disguise for him. Gets basically an extra week off now and hopefully will take that WC to Monte Carlo. He could have picked up some points here given his Qtrs draw, but blew that. Has to make up for it, and anyway 7 weeks b/w tournaments is suicide.
Anyway, rest up Rog, it has still been a great start to 2012, lets just see this loss as a small aberration and now, ontto clay after a nice little vacation