Federer needs to:
-Serve & net play like Shanghai 14
-Display the mental strength of Paris 18 (12/12 BPs saved) minus the TB
Easier said than done over 5 sets. 21 degrees apparently. Should be relatively quicker. Hope, he plays & swings freely. Truly is a freebie imho.
Keep Calm & Chum Jetze!!!
Seriously! RBA-ND match gave me nightmares. It was so painfully slow. Think the cooler weather slightly quickened the pace in the evening. Plus, I was confident about Feddy's ground game. Pouille was a solid test. He was reading Feddy's serve brilliantly & returned very well. And then Nishikori...
Man! I wasn't this excited in a long, long, long time! I was yelling & cheering every point. The last 2 games were nervous AF but I think held my nerve as well as Woggy. 3-4 years back, I would have pulled all of my (thinning) hair but y'day I was really cool & somewhat confident that Woggy'd...
Has always reached Wimbledon final whenever he has won Halle (but for 2013).
Has reached Wimbledon final whenever Rafa has reached AO final.
Weather in London has been cool & breezy with spells of rain.
No real health issues.
Augurs really well for a powerful title tilt to equal Navratilova...