Incredible handling of a huge amount of pressure by Montanes this week. If he lost before the SF, he was out of the top 100 and his career all but over at his age. But he's come back from a set down two matches in a row to make it to his first semifinal (and only second QF) all year when he needed it most. I'm happy for him either way this goes.
Gulbis's form is a bit scratchy and he might not want to push himself too hard if this match gets long with RG next week. But he's an awful match-up for Monty, who just doesn't seem to handle his power-and in particular his serve- well enough to beat Gulbis at all. I'd love to see Monty somehow pull off a miracle, but Gulbis in 2.
A thrilling match and a turning point in Federer's career. He went into the season-ending tournament as the Wimbledon champ and with a very slim chance of finishing the year as #1. But he was drawn in a very tough group stacked with bogey players: Agassi (against whom he had a 0-3 H2H)...
Steve Fink: "Who is the best player, not just on record but on ability?"
Pat Cash: "𝐃𝐣𝐨𝐤𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐜, he's a freak, he beats other 2 on their best surfaces. Hard to go passed the reality of head to head wins. At his best he's unstoppable."
I've met Pat. Great guy.
Played one set singles with my...
Sitting here w/ no live tennis, just happened to catch highlights of their match on AO classics show & pretty entertaining esp. the 4th set TB w/ Nadal’s lefty FH still evolving & pro Aussie crowd clearly flustering Nadal which is opposite of what happens today. Funny to see not only the green...
We were looking for that great QF. Federer needed to beat Tommy Robredo (LOL) and the in-form Nadal needed to beat Kohlschreiber.
But it wasnt meant to be as Tommy Robredo ate Roger Federer alive.
Where does this rank?