Originally Posted by syc23
Yes but he didn't have to contend with a Nadal back then who had only dominated at RG. The only pressure he had was to win RG which he failed...miserably. He only won it 2 years later because Nadal was beaten on an off day by an inspired Soderling and epic chokes by Haas and Del Potro.
Haas and Del Po didn't choke.
FFS, Del Po had perhaps one of the best games of his season (Well bar the Uso final). Federer really went super-risky and aggressive to win those matches. I remember some crazy forehands.
You are everything that's wrong with Tennis. Federer's RG win was well-deserved he had to show SPARTAN like qualities and he did, and Soderling played well all tournament.