To attend the final probably aged me for 20 years
It was like most of the matches between them this year - really hard fought and intensive.
I guess it was just a matter of time until Del Po would be the winner of such a close match.
It's frustrating that Roger couldn't use his BPs in the 3rd set
You can't afford something like this against a topplayer.
I was so optimistic that Roger would be able to use the advantage of having to play a 3rd set against Del Po who had already played the whole week in Vienna before and should have been a bit tired.
Well, it wasn't meant to be but as Roger said he has been lucky to win a few of their close matches in the past.
Thanks to both players for this final - it was a pleasure to witness it
I could congratulate JMDP for his victory in person and he was quite surprised when a whole group of Federer fans was giving him a warm applause when he walked by us.
Roger had the pizza celebration nevertheless:
Tough loss at home yesterday but I always enjoy the post match Pizza party with my fellow Basel ballboys + ballgirls!