It was a clinical dismantling by Roger today over Stan. I mean after a week of Stan strutting around like a badass baby-momma-leaver, he comes out and bends over to his Swiss handler. There's a reason why you're in the shadow, Stan. It's because you choose to stay there. It was just a pathetic performance by Stan. Not that I care.
With Fed booking his place into the semis it was up to Nole to hold up his end of the deal and seal up half of the dream final four (Moose and Rafa play tomorrow). Seal it up he did. He was devastating in the first set over Tomas, racing to a 6-1 lead before finding himself 1-4 down in the second. A bad contact (DUDE. GET LASIK) seemed to be distracting him a bit and Tomas picked up his game. But after the roof closed because of some light drizzle (it's remarkable to me that they can play *while* the roof is closing) Nole turned it up, fought back to 4-4 and forced a tiebreak, which he clinched 7-5. Five fist pounds to the chest, a Serbian salute, and windmill fist-pump later (yes, he totes stuck the landing) he was off to the races, finishing up the third set, 6-2. It was a fantastic performance. Tomas just couldn't get much done despite Lucie's crystal blue orbs urging him on.
I'm talking about her eyes, by the way. I wasn't implying I knew what color her boobs were.
And so we get Fed vs. Nole in the semis. Nole's last three Slam performances? Quarters, semis, runner-up. Hmmm...I ain't no physicist but if I were to graph that out....
So yeah, Fed in four. Because that's the way the universe works.