I also thought he was gonna crack too, after he lost his cool and gave that second set away, started the 3rd with his head hanging a bit, I really thought that was it that Rogi's gonna sail home. And Federer looked like he's getting a good grip of returning Juanqui's serves in the 2nd set. But I would also credit Juanqui for picking up his game in the 3rd set. Federer DFs to 0-30 but managed to get back to 30-30. Then Juanqui kept going for his shots and that 2 beautiful return winners got him the break. And he played more aggressive on his serve too in the 3rd set, taking risks and going for the winners in some big points. I thought they both played great. Rogi is so fast, I mean, Juanqui is known to be fast but Rogi moved around the court so effortlessly.
I kept wondering what's going thru his mind when serving for the set. Those attempted drop shots makes me cringe, reminded me of how he lost Shanghai to Hewitt playing one too many of those drop shot. Anywayz, a little scare at the end but he managed not to choke all his match points away
After such great effort to win this match, I can't imagine if he loses tomorrow. So pls, Juanqui, take the title tomorrow to finish your spanish tournament trophies collection, por favor.