Originally Posted by Fergie
What a awful match
That doesn't quite even begin to describe it. I'd read some of what others said who saw it live (I wasn't home), so I decided to watch the replay of it and just...... whoa.
Honestly, he looked ok physically to me. He was moving ok and didn't look flushed or wiped out or anything. It was just so bizarre. He got off to the lead, then Gaudio started fighting and hitting his shots much better, and Robby just really died. He had 22 winners to 39 UEs for the match, and only won 26% of his second serve points. The commentators said some horrible things.
Hard not to feel for him watching the match, just nothing he did worked, it was just bizarre. I've seen it happen other players though, just nothing he did was working, the overheads were landing a few inches out, etc. At least he gets to go home and have a nice break now... but it's an unfortunate way to end such a good year for him.