Originally Posted by tudwell
Well, of course it's harder to recover from a fiver-setter than a three-setter, but that's Federer's job. If his fitness isn't good enough to do so, then he doesn't deserve to win. It's like all those people complaining about Federer's win over Nadal in Madrid 2009 because of the four-hour semifinal. If Nadal wanted to win the title, he should've gotten through his draw more efficiently.
and that's exactly why Murray didn't win the final. see. it's all relative.
But you missed my point which is that all things being equal
Federer would beat Murray. I wasn't saying Federer deserved to win just because he played a 5 setter, just as Murray didn't deserve to win the final.