Am I the only one that though Fed had Sunday's match in the bag before they even took the court?
Or is Pete setting up a straw man:
Let's cut right to the nitty-gritty and bullet-point the main elements that enabled Federer to post the result that helped restore the sense that we're watching a rivalry rather than a runaway.
And on Sunday, we once again saw how a high-quality rivalry works: in gloriously unpredictable fashion, leaving you hungry for the next episode.
Granted, I haven't been over to TW in a while but was this result really *that* surprising and unpredictable? And did Fed's win really tilt the balance of their "rivalry" at all? I mean, I think it does some good for his confidence and says something about his form going into RG. But as between those two I don't think a darn thing's changed.
UPDATED: Jesus. This dude makes Pete look like Bertrand Russell. I mean, really? Fed made a baseball analogy because he said he played a "perfect game"? Not "pitched", "played". Ok, dude. Sure.