Originally Posted by zagor
Or another example,IMO of all the slams this year Fed's level of play was the highest in AO even though he lost,now he had a bad serving day against Nadal in the final and played relatively poor on big points but overall IMO he played great from the baseline,reminded me of his peak play,FO and Wimbledon he mostly won on mental strength and fitness.
IMO, He played better at the wimby than at the AO...
He just did enough at the AO in the first 3 rounds, played badly the first 2 and half sets against berdych, then recovered. Played great against del potro and roddick, served awfully against nadal, but played great from the baseline.
At wimby, he only needed the first 3-4 games to get attuned to the surface in his first match, had only one slight hiccup against kohlschreiber, making errors to give away a set, played well against karlovic and soderling and extremely well against haas, played well against roddick ( serving was ridiculous, though ground game and returns were patchy )