He's not done. He has at least one more Wimbers left in him. His serve, experience, durability, and a decent draw should see him through.
That's talk afterwards, though.
I mean, sure, it's not a total shock. He was still reaching the latter stages of most tournaments and you know that he's still mentally rock solid so it was never totally out of the question.
But after not having reached a slam SF in quite some time, I've seen many people (incl. many fedtards) suggest that his slam winning days were behind him. There's always hope, sure, but hope is not the same thing as a solid expectation. Go back a couple of weeks and you'd see a difference in attitude among fans and non-fans. Many had high hopes but how many really expected this?
I have quite a few lawyers in my family + I work with a number of lawyers in my job so it's my subjective experience talking so you can
all you want.
For me, a good argument entails the ability to admit that you're wrong when the facts are staring you in the face. In my experience, many
lawyers, with only few exceptions, would rather run around in their city naked in the middle of a busy day while performing a number of Monty Python's Silly Walks, rather than admit they're wrong because for them, it's never black and white, there are a wide variety of shades of grey to play with and for them, it seems that there's no such thing as a fact.