US Open QF: Federer Avenges Tsonga 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, Djokovic Awaits

Revenge is sweet. This was not quite JesusFed but a very good performance it was nonetheless. Roger thoroughly avenged the Wimbledon and Montreal losses. Tsonga was not as impressive as in those two matches, but only because Roger raised his game and didn’t allow Tsonga into the match. At Wimbledon Roger also won the first two sets and Tsonga had no hope. But then Roger dropped serve and Tsonga got a confidence boost. This time he did not make that mistake. I stand by my earlier comments that Roger was to blame for the Wimbledon loss, and I don’t agree with those who said that Tsonga just started playing better and that there wasn’t much Roger could do. When you have a guy down two sets to love you gotta finish him off, and we have seen too often in recent times how Roger allows an opponent to come back into the match.

Last night there was a hunger and a drive to finish Tsonga off which we have been missing. Tsonga kept threatening to come back but Roger was not going to allow it. The first signs of this was early on when Tsonga broke Roger back after the rain delay. When the players first came on Roger got the early break to take a 2-1 lead. Roger went down 0-15 on serve and the first rain of the day started. Since rain was predicted for the day and it did not rain all day it was not really a surprise when it started. It was a pretty long delay but thankfully there was lots of time left and the rain ceased. It would have been a real shame if the match was rained out, in which case Roger would have lost his advantage over the bottom half of the draw. When they came back on court Roger quickly went 40-15 up, but then to my great annoyance lost serve.

It seemed that he let the rain break get to him and he lost his early momentum. Just what he didn’t need. But thank God he got the break again to take a 5-4 lead and held serve to win the first set. In the second set Roger got the break again to lead 2-1, and then got an insurance break to lead 4-1. Tsonga got one break back however and was threatening to get back in the set. But at 5-3 Roger broke Tsonga again to win the second set. Roger was back in the position he was at Wimbledon with a two set lead. Everyone was looking for Tsonga to mount another comeback. At 4-3 in the third I was calling for Roger to break again which would have effectively ended Tsonga’s hopes. As if Roger heard me he proceeded to break Tsonga, but only after wasting several break points. This time he was not gonna let Tsonga off the hook.

Once again Roger’s serve was pretty much the key, as he had a 72% first serve percentage. Roger had one more unforced errors than winners, which shows he wasn’ quite in JesusFed mode. But the real key was his attitude I feel. It is that attitude of wanting to win at all costs and not letting anything break his concentration. Despite his immense talent and skill I feel this is the most important factor for him to be successful. This is the factor that has been missing in the latter part of his career and the reason for him having some key losses in my opinion. People keep going on about tactics and changing his game. There is no problem with that and it’s all good. He does need to make some adjustments as he ages and the pack catches up with him. But all too often I have felt in his losses that he goes away mentally and the hunger and drive is not quite there anymore.

Roger is so talented that if that drive is there then his game is still better than everyone. We saw it at the French Open and we are seeing it at the US Open. So although I feel that tactics can play a roll, I think the mental mindset is the main factor. He did not have problems with power players in his prime did he? And we saw what he did to Tsonga last night. Roger will now face Djokovic in the semis as we expected. I have no doubt that Roger can be victorious. I feel like Roger is playing near his best again and when that was the case he was always able to beat Djokovic. Djokovic is on another level these days though and I do feel like JesusFed will have to show up again. That would be the level he showed against Monaco. Roger did not need to play his absolute best against Tsonga so I was happy with his level.

But he needs to lift it a notch to beat Djokovic I feel. Tipsarevic took a set off Djokovic before he had to withdraw in the fourth set. All the more reason Roger could beat Djokovic. I feel like Roger will play the level that is needed to beat Djokovic. He just seems to be back in that ‘major mindset’ where he is able beat whoever he needs to. I have already said that JesusFed level is better than anyone, even Djokovic 2.0. We need no more proof of that than the French Open semi this year. My prediction is that Roger will win it in a close four set match again. In the bottom half Nadal and Murray both won in straight sets, while Isner and Roddick won in four sets. The quarter finals of the bottom half is getting played today, while the semis is being played tomorrow. With all the rain the final has once again been postponed to Monday.

This means the bottom half of the draw is having to play three days in a row, while Roger and Djokovic don’t even have to play two days in a row. This is clearly a big advantage. As if Roger is able to make the final he will have an advantage. As far as today’s matches go I am definitely going for Nadal and Murray to win. Nadal looked in better form in the quarters as he man handled Muller. He is starting to look more threatening and the match with Roddick will tell us more about his form. So I am not making any predictions for who will make the final in the bottom half just yet. Anyway if Roger beats Djokovic he will have an advantage over whoever makes the final to face him. It’s great to see Roger in yet another slam semi, but I’d really like to see him win this one. I feel he has a great opportunity here.

If he can beat Djokovic at the French he can definitely do so at the US Open where he has been more successful. This will be the fifth time Roger and Djokovic meets in New York in five years, with Roger having won three of the last four meetings. If Roger beats Djokovic he will be 2-1 against him in slams and remain the only guy who has beaten Djokovic this year. There is a lot at stake.

Post match interview: Roger was asked about the schedule and the rain and he made the point that there needs to be more of a cushion towards the end of the week. The semis and final on two consecutive days was never a good idea. The least they need to do is get rid of ‘Stupid Saturday’. Roger also said that a roof may not be necessary, but I think he was just being nice. I think a roof for a grand slam is becoming standard these days. It is clear that something needs to be done anyway.

Highlights:

Presserhttp://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2011-09-08/201109091315582994700.html

Roger Federer


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58 Comments

  1. “Roger won because Tsonga didn´t play well” commentators were saying, please give the guy a break!
    I agree with you Ruan Roger wanted to win, “if you want you will”.Roger was amazing and played a much better game than Wimbledon and Rogers Cup.
    He´s the only one who looks ending the streak of Djoko again! the most arrogant man in tennis history.Go Roger!

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    Murray Robinson Reply:

    They are right Roger did not play well against Tsonga. Tsonga played poorly. It showed up in the Djokovic match. Anyone who blows a 2-0 lead and two match points on serve does not deserve to win anything. The embarrassments for Fed just keep coming. What’s it going to take for him to retire. I am afraid he is going to play until he becomes the embarrassment.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    It’s hard to call losing the the best player in the world in the semis of a slam after having 2 match points at age 30 an embarrassment.

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  2. I completely agree with you, Ruan. It’s all in the head for Roger now, it’s all about the motivation, that steely determination to win, no matter what it takes. Roger has the greatest skill-set of any player in tennis history, and you could even argue convincingly that his skills have increased with age, not diminished. Yes, he’s lost a half-step over the years, but that is not the reason for his recent decline. It has much more to do with his seeming inability of late to summon up the required enthusiasm to win the critical matches of tournaments. Thankfully, I now see that burning desire to win shining in his eyes again. And that should do it. I think Roger will indeed beat the Djoker. And I pray that he will meet Nadal in the final, so he can whip him good. Roger is on a mission now, you can just tell from his bearing during the last two matches. He is determined to prove all his critics wrong. He is determined to win this Major and up his streak of winning a Major to 10 consecutive years, which would be a record for the ages. And what a crowning achievement that would be, sweet #17.

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  3. Oops, I just checked Federer’s career statistics. If he wins the US open, it will be a record 9 consecutive years of winning at least one Major, not 10.

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  4. Nadal is really juiced. Ever notice how when Uncle Toni is in the house they really pump it up. Roddick clearly feeling yesterday’s match against Ferrer and truth be told has no real weapons against Nadal.

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    marron Reply:

    “Nadal is really juiced.”

    What do you mean by that, Jim? Definition of ‘juiced’?

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  5. To my eyes, Federer played a very deliberate and intelligent match to prevent Tsonga from playing his usual game. He didn’t allow Tsonga to run rampant and zip from side to side, pounding winners.

    Tsonga poses a unique challenge because not only is he powerful, he’s extremely explosive and fast. He feeds off pace: the harder Federer hits, the harder he hits back. He’s also very streaky; if he gains momentum, he’s almost impossible to stop.

    To me the seeming slight awkwardness of Federer’s play was due to his consistent effort to do several things a bit differently from usual.

    He squeezed Tsonga in a vise by both serving and returning well. He mixed up his serves to prevent Tsonga from reading them and kept his first serve percentage high, and he constantly pressured Tsonga with aggressive returning, which probably added to the error total. But it paid off in the end; by the final set, Tsonga was so rattled that he double-faulted to drop serve.

    On his groundstrokes he mixed the pace to confuse Tsonga, playing a little deeper and sometimes going down the middle to deny Tsonga an angle, occasionally hitting flatter. He came to net as often as possible and volleyed well.

    Denied the kind of pace and rhythm he thrives on, Tsonga grew frustrated and was unable to create his trademark brand of big-hitting, swashbuckling tennis. He went for too much and made errors.

    It was a different kind of Federer masterclass than we’re used to seeing, but it was no less a masterclass for that. The mastery was not in Federer’s ability to overwhelm his opponent with a stream of gorgeous winners, but his ability to neutralize Tsonga’s main weapons and dictate the terms on which the match would be played.

    That he was able to maintain his concentration and intent to win the whole time, despite being forced to play significantly out of his comfort zone, was for me the most encouraging aspect of that victory.

    Against Djokovic he will play quite differently and I think we will see a lot more of the sort of tennis we’re used to from Federer.

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  6. It looks like Nadal will make the final, probably without the loss of a set. He schooled Roddick, breaking one of the biggest servers in men’s tennis a total of six times, and winning the first set 6-2 with a first-serve percentage of under 50%. So much for the dramatic “cramping” (conveniently caught on camera) and ostentatiously bandaged “burned” fingers that were supposed to be signs of his vulnerability; he’s in stellar form at the business end of the tournament, as usual.

    Murray hardly stands a chance against a Nadal in this form and we’ll most likely see the long-awaited Federer/Nadal showdown in the Big Apple.

    I don’t think the specter of Nadal will bother Federer as much this year in the semis. If he is at peace with his tennis he will carry the day against both Djokovic and Nadal.

    In my opinion, Roddick deserves great respect for his performance today. He was clearly suffering physically and got hosed in the first two sets, but saw it through stoically to the end like a true professional.

    What a contrast to his (mostly younger) colleagues who have been retiring left and right throughout this tournament, claiming injury, when they are way down in the score. (I include Nadal among those younger colleagues, by the way; let’s not forget his withdrawal at AO last year, with a “knee injury” he suddenly developed after playing superbly against Murray for two and a half sets. Perhaps his being two sets and a break down was the cause of his “injury”, not the other way around as he suggested.)

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    neil Reply:

    Yep, the Nadal carnival continues, as he blows his way through the field on his weakest surface without the loss of a set, and with ostentatious displays of injury that in no way impedes his play. He continues to defy the expectations on his poor pre-tournament form. With Nadal, it is a recurrent spectacle at the slams.

    Notwithstanding Murray’s aspirations, I am sure he will be waiting for whoever emerges from the contest between Roger and Djokovic. As much as I would like Roger to win I suspect only the Serb has the capacity now to confound the Spaniard’s mind-numbingly formulaic game. Going “gluten-free” looks to be the solution. But somehow I don’t think Roger has ever seen it that way.

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    marron Reply:

    Guy burned his fingers on August 17th. That’s almost 4 weeks ago. Uhhh, our bodies have the capacity to uh, heal… no? Especially in a time frame of 3+ weeks.

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    neil Reply:

    Whatever. Burned fingers, “cramps”, knees, blisters, viruses, piles – you name it, he’s got it. He’s a walking (correction – sprinting) almanac of medical maladies, and one or two other disorders of a psychological kind. And MTO’s for every occasion. Nadal is and has been the most chronically injured of any top tennis player, despite being also the fittest and the strongest. Go figure. It sure doesn’t get in the way of his results. Everything heals nicely in time for his next big match. A hypochondriac, an indulger of gamesmanship – maybe even a drug cheat? How about all of the above? Still, Mr Gluten-Free seems to have his number. Can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

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    marron Reply:

    Sounds like you’re a bit pissed that Nadal might be rounding into ‘stellar form’, Steve. Or am I wrong?

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    neil Reply:

    Doesn’t take much to flush a Nadal fan from cover.

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    marron Reply:

    ‘Flush me from cover’? – rich. I haven’t been hiding.

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    neil Reply:

    Actually, what’s rich is that an ardent Nadal fan can’t stay away from a Federer fan site.

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    Manu Reply:

    in defense of marron- he is a Nadal fan and not a Federer hater(quite rare, you know). Therefore he can be allowed in this blog. but it’s hard to not admit that Nadal is more or less a kind of guy who depends on excuses, uses gamesmanship, and is a (possibly) doper.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Right Manu. The Nadal fans who are Fedhaters are the real problem. Otherwise I have no problem with Nadal fans.

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  7. Roger played all right but not great against Tsonga. He needs to upping his game if he wants to win this thing. Novak is definitely dangerous and Roger needs to come out swinging. The way Rafa destroyed A-Rod today, Roger really needs to be on his highest level. I don’t think any of us want to see Roger lose to Nadal in the US Open. I know I would be totally disgusted if that happens.

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  8. Yeah, Nadal was good, but I also thought Roddick was pretty poor. Of course, no one is saying that like they said about Tsonga, who’s a better player than Roddick anyway. Roddick’s serve wasn’t on and without that he’s really got little else. He’s not very good at the net and passing him was easy for Nadal. He also looked winded.

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  9. Federer played better than good against Tsonga and Rafa didn’t play great today and certainly didn’t win this game today,Roddick got nervous and was winded,he wasn’t even chasing shots down. Roddick lost very badly today and that will probably give Rafa a false sense of confidence in the following games to come. Should Federer defeat Novak and I believe he will,Federer will move on to DESTROY RAFA!!!!!!.

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  10. Federer was willing to win ugly, that’s a really good sign.

    As for the semis, Federer has a better chance against Djokovic than he had in Roland Garros (where Djokovic came in top form) – Djokovic seems a bit flat from all the winning, he might be vulnerable. I hope Federer wins but Djokovic is still the favorite. As for the other semi, it will be interesting to see how Nadal plays in case Djokovic awaits him in the final. Will it affect him as it affected Federer a year ago? We’ll see…

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  11. I didn’t watch the Nadal-Roddick match but it seems Roddick was carrying an injury and took an MTO. He obviously is not the player he once was. He has been battling injuries and illnesses for a while now and has barely done anything in the past two years. I don’t really understand why folks think Nadal “destroying” Roddick is a big deal. Nadal is the only player in the draw who hasn’t faced a quality opponent until now. The highest ranked player he faced until the Quarters was Muller (#68) and then a tired, injured, has- been Roddick ranked 20+ (with all due respect). Don’t understand why Nadal’s form is being made a big deal out of given the quality of his opponents so far ?

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    marron Reply:

    Exactly. Sort of like the big deal made of Fed’s win over Monaco. However, the decisive dismantling of Tsonga was much more indicative of Fed’s rounding into championship form. I agree, Muller and fatigue-legged Roddick don’t tell us much about Rafa’s form, although I personally think he looks a lot more confident and on his game now. Got a little pissy with the TD and got himself fired up.

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  12. Pundits are favoring Djoker, good for Roger to be underdog for this match. So long he executes well and have high 1st serve percentage, it would be a great match out there. Go Roger!!!

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  13. yippee!!!!!!

    Federer has taken the first 2 sets 7-6,6-4..

    But now trailing with an early break in the 3rd 0-3 :-(

    Hope he recovers well to break back!!!

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    ARAVINDHAN Reply:

    Djoker has taken the 4th set!!

    Federer has to play the aggressive game he played the opening 2 sets !!

    Hope he will…. :-)

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    ARAVINDHAN Reply:

    I typed the 3rd set 4th but it doesn’t matter does it … :-)

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  14. cant believe this!!!!! thought the match will be over in 3, but no, the gluten free dieter wasnt done yet. dont knw who i should be angry at, Roger for slowing down or joker for… what exactly? hate tennis rifgt now!

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    ARAVINDHAN Reply:

    FREAKINGLY UNBELIVEABLE!!!!:-[

    Didn’t let Djoker to play from the baseline for 2 sets serving well..

    Alas !! Next 2 sets,starts being more & more defensive with POOR % of serves while also (playing like some QUALIFIER) hitting recklessly into the net or out of the COURT!!
    Also the first 2 sets took almost 2 hrs while the next 2 were over in about half of that !!!!
    Its like a 3 set MATCH was not on the SCRIPT!!

    I am Really becoming more CYNICAL of Federer’s matches lately..!!Smiley Face

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    ARAVINDHAN Reply:

    I feel that Federer is playing like the character Roper(John Saxon)of Enter The Dragon fame !!! } :-)

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    ARAVINDHAN Reply:

    Wait a sec!!!

    Its seems like Djoker has returned the FAVOUR back to Roper um.. I mean federer!!

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    ARAVINDHAN Reply:

    SERIOUSLY could anyone BELIEVE this MATCH!!!

    Federer went UNFLINCHINGLY to take the opening 2 sets & LITERALLY tanked the next 2!!

    And in the final, comes back again only not to hold serve(to take the MATCH) when Djoker played a very POOR service game!!! } :-)

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  15. As a fed fan, I want Novak to win to keep Fed GS record intact, I am looking at the long run. Fed defence was incredible 1st 2 sets and has dropped dramatically, cause Fed stamina is not as high as Novak. If Fed tired after 2 sets how can he honestly beat Nadal if he makes the final aswell. I would prefer Fed to Novak, instead losin another GS Final to Nadal. Novak will preserve Fed record of GS wins from Nadal!!

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  16. Anyone Getting FLASH BACKS of US OPEN 10???

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    ARAVINDHAN Reply:

    Just 4 points now!!!

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    ARAVINDHAN Reply:

    3!!

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    ARAVINDHAN Reply:

    2!!!

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    ARAVINDHAN Reply:

    LAST 1!!!

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  17. FINALLY!! … Relief??

    Yeah !! when you have all FIGURED it out!!!

    I mean How often can a guy with 16 slams up 2 sets,loses the next 2 & comes back to break in the 5th only FAILING to serve one good SERVE on match point LOSING that match to notch in record books of having lost from 2 sets lead for only the 2nd time in a GS & in consecutive SLAMS!!!!

    At least i have the satisfaction of knowing this than being a MUTE,GULLIBLE & FRUSTRATED spectator not able to COMPREHEND anything!!!

    I will never again be disappointed after seeing Federer LOSE anymore!!!

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    ARAVINDHAN Reply:

    BLISS !!!!!

    State of profound satisfaction, happiness and joy, a constant state of mind, undisturbed by gain or loss.

    Oh Yeah!! I am happier as ever!!

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    David C. Reply:

    Good for you. I think we all need this kind of attitude for now. Sigh.

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  18. It looks like this will be Djokovic’s chance at a three-major year.

    Federer went away in the fourth set and allowed Djokovic to reclaim lost ground without serious opposition; he got too conservative and didn’t press or mix it up enough. In the end Djokovic’s defense and hitting power wore him out, just as at AO.

    Perhaps he was thinking about Nadal again; a problem he didn’t have at RG. Maybe it had to do with the fact that he’d be the favorite here, as opposed to clay. I don’t know.

    It’s a tough loss in a tough season. Hope he can regroup in the fall and keep working for next year.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Roger had the match points and should have won. That is really all there is to it. To do the same exact thing as last year is just unacceptable.

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  19. I am bumped, really. I guess that’s how things go sometimes. As Fed fans, we can only hope for better days. This year is shaping up to be the worst sports year for me as just about every single team or player I cheer for have lost in big games/matches. Oh well.

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  20. Dear Roger:

    In case you didn’t know it, the most important game of the match was your first service game against the Djoker at the start of the third set. You had to hold that serve to show your opponent that you were staying focused to win this match in 3 straight sets. But what did you do? You relaxed, thinking a 2 set lead was a very cozy place to be. Roger, didn’t the Tsonga match teach you anything? You’re not a spring chicken anymore. The days of a 2 set lead guaranteeing you a victory are long gone. So when you lost that important game, I knew that you would probably lose this match. And you did, unfortunately. Roger … I want to thank you for being a great champion. You have given all of us unforgettable memories. They shall be cherished forever. But now I think it is time that you step down and pursue a well-deserved, full-time life as a father to your two lovely daughters. But of course, you won’t, and I know that. You have the heart of a champion who refuses to quit. So by all means, Roger, play on. But know this: from this day forth, many of your fans will step back and look at you with a fond, but more distant gaze, cheering less wildly as you play … for sadly, they now have seen the writing on the wall.

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    Gary Reply:

    Disagree with this assessment so much. If he plays in 3 years from today, at a Wimbledon match, and is in the Final, you don’t think we’d be going nuts? He just played the number one player in the world, and came within a hair of winning. I’m super bummed he lost, and I know he is shocked, but he is still playing with the big boys. If he quit, I’d be so dang upset. It isn’t time yet folks for the Mighty Fed to give up. I say he’s easily go 4 or 5 more left. He wants 20, and I think this will only make him work even harder to win in the future. G

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    Nelson Goodman Reply:

    Well said, Gary. People a little perspective please – I remember watching when Mac or Becker or other greats were hanging around trying to make something happen one more time past their prime. They weren’t in the same league as how Fed is doing right now. The guy is a *clear* no. 3 in the world, heads and shoulders above everyone but the top two. One of those top two has 10 slams and is a bad match up and the other – who’s having a world-beater year – finds Fed a tougher opponent than anyone else by a country mile.

    Yeah it’s insanely disappointing he lost. Yeah he blew it twice, first early in the third where he failed to hold and then again at 5-3. But he was also amazing to get a 2-set lead against someone who’s looked invincible to many and then to rally for a resurgent 5th set, despite a clear age-conditioning disadvantage against someone in his absolute peak.

    Look back over posts and threads on this blog from Feb through May. Most were writing as if the best we could hope was that Fed wouldn’t get embarrassed when facing off against the Nole or Rafa. He’s clearly shown he can still hang with them. The issues now are about (1) scheduling wisely for big events, to balance getting match prep and battle tough with having enough in the tank (and if that means letting some points/ranking slide, so be it); and (2) realizing that he can no longer afford early-stage lapses b/c late-stage recoveries are tougher.

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    steve Reply:

    Federer’s in an impossible position. If he continues playing and losing, people will say he’s a deluded broken-down old athlete who’s past his prime.

    If he retires now, they’ll say he’s a quitter who bailed when the going got tough.

    All his glittering accomplishments would be turned against him; they would be held up as evidence that he wasn’t a fighter, and once his opponents figured out his tricks he had nothing left.

    That’s probably a harsher assessment than most will make aloud, but plenty of people will be thinking thoughts along those lines. At the very least, if he retires now, there will be a lot of feeling that Federer left a lot on court–that he didn’t truly fulfill and live up to his whole potential.

    Federer is facing the most difficult challenge that he’s ever confronted in his long and storied career: to beat younger, stronger players by utilizing all of his supreme shotmaking skills to overcome their vastly superior physical prowess. Breaking Sampras’ record and winning the Career Slam pale in difficulty compared to this.

    This was a hard loss to take, but it just underscores the magnitude of what he’s trying to do. Djokovic is six years younger and has been virtually unstoppable this year. He’s number one with a bullet; he is likely to end this year with a better season than Federer had in 2006, with three majors, 5 Masters, and more titles overall.

    Had Federer made it past Djokovic, he would have most likely had to play the defending champ, a man five years younger who has a winning record against Federer in Grand Slam finals on multiple surfaces. That’s a tall order no matter how you slice it. I think he will be able to get it done eventually, but not today.

    The only way he can silence the critics is to win again. There’s no other way out–that is the burden and the responsibility that his greatness has forced upon him. I’m continuing to follow him in the hope that he’ll figure it out.

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    Manu Reply:

    The picture I was talking about in an earlier comment is somewhat similar. Roger is the soldier who despite being wounded and tired, is still fighting it out. He, and not Nadal, is the real fighter.

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  21. Nadal winning against Murray, so maybe its a blessing in disguise that Nadal would possibly have won his 11 GS if he faced Fed in the final. But Novak should win his 4th and stop Nadal. Don’t be sad Fed fans!

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    Manu Reply:

    Should Djoko really win…i mean, if he wins USO and then French next year, he has the Grand Slam. I’m with marron here. Go Rafa!

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    David C. Reply:

    Novak winning the career grand slam isn’t exactly a bad thing? Is it?

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    vaibhav Reply:

    it’s good for tennis if djokovic takes the US Open coz it wud prove tht nadal is a clay court master failin to defend titles outside of clay. for a change, m not even disappointed tht federer lost despite havin 2 match points coz i was always prepared for him to go slamless this yr b4 the US Open started. looks like Novak has got a new seasonal fan now (only when fed loses ;-) ). Novak Djokovic- Australian, Wimbledon and yes US Open champion 2011.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    The career slam has been cheapened anyway when they made all the surfaces the same. Djoke should win so Nadal don’t come closer to Roger.

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    marron Reply:

    Aww shucks, thanks Manu, for all the support.

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