Originally Posted by monfed
Well, Nadal not playing well(I thought he was decent btw) when conditions were heavily in his favour is not really excusable. Fed was good in patches too if you look at how the scorecard fluctuated, the pattern was similar to their recent matches(except the WTF where Fed outplays him) only this time Fed came out on top. Credit to Federer for playing better in the clutch(Eg - the 15-30 point and a clutch MP ace AFTER a rain break.)
Exactly, he played a better match than Rafa, and if the junk game Rafa brought was the best he could do on that day, it's his fault. Federer rightfully didn't feel sorry for him. But this new and improved backhand mess is a joke. He played the way he always does.