Watch some of the highlights from this match and truly appreciate the tennis brain from not only Federer, but Wawrinka.
Even Wawrinka as a power hitter, is not afraid to utilize slices and come into the net. Which is a massive rarity among power players.
Anyways... point being, the Tennis Brain is on the decline in tennis. Setting up points with "variety and creativity", is a major rarity now a days. Even Dimitrov with all his flair and highlights, is really just a Federer... but 5 ft behind the baseline. Dimitrov had a go at all-court tennis in his early career, but has found success by being super fit and standing behind the baseline.
Variety is almost dead now in tennis. These all-court players are on the decline or are already on their way out. Many may need a tombstone soon.
Tommy Haas- His shoulder is destroyed and he is almost 37
Youzhny- After a great 2013, he is just a shadow of himself and can barely string wins together
Kohlschriber- This pho-Federer has gone off the board and hasn't done well in about a year.
Stepanek- Sexy has talked about retirement...unfortunately.
And that will end that.