Originally Posted by AAAA
Yup, Federer only won because of the rain delays.
Now that was a stupid thing to say. Roddick had the break in the third, but you had a feeling that Federer would raise his level of play anyways.
Another stupid thing to say is that "we're only having this discussion because Federer's backhand was off" and another stupid thing to say is "Roddick only won the US Open because of the rain and scheduling."
I wouldn't say that Roddick was close enough to the finish line to say this, either. He still had another set to go and he was still playing very good tennis. The rain did help Roger to focus, yes, but after that rain delay Roddick still played very well, Roger just played better.