Huge win really for Roger, this will help him more than a routine 6 3 6 3 (as it should have been today)
Roger hung in there and fended off an opponent who was getting hotter and hotter, its a good win to get under the belt.
Benny next rd will be just as tough, if not tougher, Roger needs to bring some sharp tennis throughout the match...
Anyway, onwards good luck Feds!
And also, to the majority of Fed "fans" who were berating the man so pathetically in the live commentary - shut up and F**K off.
Falla redirects pace really well. Every time Fed went toe to toe with falla with topspin backshands, he struggled. Every time Fed varied his pace and used the low slice to bring Falla forward and make his own pace, Fed won.
On the deuce court, Falla was repeatedly serving down the T. Very surprising that Fed did not pick it up until the very end.
You gotta give cred to Falla to not make a UE like on the last MP on those two 0-40.s in the 2nd overachieving goatness. How Roger lost his serve twice is a blackout for me. Thankfully he could play great again in the third and not think to much about the wasted bp.s. Unreal though how the mental aspect comes in and haunt like this.
this match also proved 2010 wasn't a fluke, for some reason Falla is able to read Federer's serve and most of his patterns from the baseline really well, and he's able to bother Roger with his patterns of play himself
this is a good matchup tennis-wise on grass
Originally Posted by Roger Federer
If I can help the game of tennis with the image or with making it more popular, that’s enough for me really. I want to leave the game better off than when I came into this great game
On winning DC and its overall importance in the discussion for all-time greats
Originally Posted by Orbis
Davis Cup should never have really mattered in the GOAT discussion anyway since it's a team event. If you're talking about the GOAT singles player then you should mainly look at individual results. If some unknown talent came out of some random tiny country (no chance to win DC) and won 20 slams, no one would give a single shit if that player didn't have DC. The fact is, success in DC is largely determined by what country you come from or play for in the first place, which most players haven't had any control over.