Re: AO SF: Nadal lets Federer choke once again 6-7(5) 6-2 7-6(5) 6-4
Originally Posted by SheepleBuster
Ultimately, Federer's inability to solve Rafa has tainted his legacy. Roger not being able to beat Rafa in the most important matches in years (after Wimbledon years ago) will be noted in history books. Regardless of how many slams Rafa wins, even if it stays at 10, Roger has managed to fuck up his legacy by being an idiot in these matches. Choking last year's French final (5-3 up). Choking this year, he should have won at least another set... choking that Australian Open final years ago, going away in the 5th. Now he can talk about being a legend in his own head all day long. I am sure Rafa always has an orgasm when he sees Roger in front of him. Easiest match up for him probably
Believe me in 10 y no one is gonna talk about the fact that he choked vs Nadal (it will always be the records and streaks)...
Just like today we rarely talk abut Pete having Agassi number (we just remember Agassi being a hell of a player and wining all 4...and being good at an old age..)..The H2H's fade away relatively quick..that's a fact...
Re: AO 2012 SF: Nadal def Federer 6-7(5) 6-2 7-6(5) 6-4
The sad thing is even though Fed played badly, he could still have won the match. Horrible match, just horrible. Predictably Roger starts like a house on fire but Rafa wears him down and wins in the end. Although, I am really happy that these two squared off now instead of a Final. I think there is something about Rafa's game that makes Federer go all weird, its almost like he is a junior at times.
Fed fans won't like hearing this but Fed can't simply be the outright GOAT, not while he is so mentally weak against his biggest rival. When the going gets tough, he just disappears. He didn't understand how Novak could go for such a ridiculous forehand return in the US open semi... Well Roger, Novak responded to the pressure and adversity well and appears to have clutch genes unlike you.
I just have a bad feeling that Nole will get beat tommorow...My nightmare is for Murray to play the spoiler role and provide an easy final for Rafa...I would love for Murray to win his first slam but I know he will brainfart in the final.