Originally Posted by dimeaxe
What a pity, really sad for him, just another proof how Fed's famous MONO thing was just cheap PR stunt.
Federer's mono wasn't as intense as Soderling's, it doesn't mean he didn't have it at all.
Fed probably got over it in early to mid 2008 but he lacked the hours of practice on court which caused some serious damage to his fitness and then confidence. Whatever way you look at it and for whatever reason, his level dropped a lot in 2008 compared to 2007, apart from a couple of tournaments, the US and maybe Basel.