Originally Posted by NadalAgassi
Ivanisevic was a wild card for that tournament and Roddick was the heavy favorite to win that match but lost. Ivanisevic's serve was even a shadow of its 92-96 self in 2001. Ultimately if anything it is telling Ivanisevic could win a Wimbledon at the start of the Federer generation (Hewitt, Roddick, etc...)grass era while WAY past his prime, but couldnt do it during the Sampras era.
The only reason Ivanisevic won Wimbledon in 2001 was because Federer took out Sampras in the 4th round. I would love to know who would beat Sampras at Wimbledon in 2001 and take the title, as sure as hell not Ivanisevic who had a mental block and choked a lot of the time against the American.
Even Pete himself said that he was playing good enough to win the title, he was serving nothing worse than in the previous editions, Federer just kept himself in the match and didn't choke in the end like Ivanisevic.
Btw LOOOL at Roddick being the "heavy favorite" to beat Ivanisevic at Wimbledon in 2001. Where did you got that info from? Your a**?