My thoughts on this win is with total astonishment. I went to bed after DP lost the 3rd set as I assumed that Fed would finish it off in 4. The 3rd set in these sort of matches is crucial and Fed appeared to have taken the wind out of DP's sails. Then I wake up some hours later to read that DP took it in 5. I could not believe it! I think it is amazing that DP won his 1st slam at his 1st attempt. Furthermore, DP has yet to win a MS or a tier 1 title. DP really came on strong after the humiliating defeat he suffered at the AO. That is a sign of a champion. Many lesser players would have folded after that heavy defeat but 11 months later DP stands on top of mountain. I don't think this will lead to a total domination by DP ala Fed or Nadal to a lesser extent but I do forsee a much more competitive slug out for grand slams from now on. I believe that Power players can now hurt Federer. For many years there was a particular type of player that upset Federer's smooth style. Typically, it was aggressive baseliners/counter punchers that caused Federer nightmares. Players like, Nalbandian, Hewitt, Agassi (pre 2003), Canas, Simon, Nadal, Murray and Djokovic. But this year that has began to change. Tsonga beat Federer in Toronto and Berdych pushed Federer to 5 at the AO and DP also stretched Federer to 5 at the French. In Federer's prime he would destroy all the big power players but recently he is beginning to struggle against them. That is a sign imho that he is slowing down and is not able to glide around the court as effortlessly as he once was. If the trend continues it may be these power players that force his hand into retirement. Federer has always prided himself on his natural abilities and instincts but with these gifts apparently fading and with this loss to a big hitter like DP - every power hitter worth his salt will be beying for his scalp. Federer is now in a position where his reputation is on the line every time he loses a big match. Not that i'm suggesting he should retire. Just that each loss is magnified to the ninth degree and it won't get easier for the all time grand slam leader. Rafa Nadal, Djokovic and Murray are also in trouble if the trend continues. Murray and Djokovic in particular have shown this year that they can be overpowered by big hitters and Nadal has always struggled against this type of player. Nadal is in the worst situation because at least Federer is near his journey's end. Rafa is still i imagine in his prime and wil not want to trade one monster, Federer for a whole group of DP's if power hitters do take over the tour.