Hey Naf! I think that's all on Fed: How many times has he gone on to win tournaments after taking a big chunk of time off, even if his first-round opponent is full of confidence after just winning a title?Federer's what is known as a "streak-buster"—usually. I think he's going to be OK, though.
Hey, Van! I thought the result was interesting because Simon wasn't doing anything special, and in fact, was giving Fed these easy forehand opportunities. That was Fed's match to lose. But check out this exchange from Fed's presser:Q. To some extent, do you agree with Justine Henin's decision to retire at the peak of her career?ROGER FEDERER: Do I agree with that? Not today. Ask me another day. Please don't kill me with questions like this.How stupid is that??
I agree that this was Roger losing the match. Simon did play well but Roger missed so many easy (well, he usually makes it look easy) shots.How about Nadal though? He had a really slow start but you could see him getting better and more into the match as it progressed. Also Levine admitted that he suddenly realized where he was and what he was doing. I've been following Jesse Levine since I realized I know his Dad from my junior days. We belonged to the PSU tennis club at the same time.
Hey, yogahz! You're right, Nadal is just looking more and more focused as this year progresses. I'm really curious to see what he's going to do at the Open.
Hey Naf and Yogahz. It'll be interesting to see what Nadal does there, too. If he wins Canada, I bet he'll back out of Cincy: That's too much hard-court tennis for his surprisingly sort-of-fragile body.
Unfortunately, that's probably true, Van. Even if he makes the semis and has a tough one with Djokovic, he might take the next week off. I personally hope he doesn't. I'm trying to get out to Cincinnati for the end of that tournament.
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