When looking over Federer's career what is most surprising of all, is his extremely poor Olympic performances, in singles anyway. In his 2004 defeat to Berdych and his 2008 defeat to Blake he played arguably his 2 worst matches ever, atleast 2 of his worst 5 matches ever (considering he was in his prime or close to it for both). The 2004 match I think both guys ended it with single digit winners only, pathetic. Also keep in mind while Berdych has lately done well vs old Federer, he was an incredibly easy opponent for prime Federer. They didnt even have another close match in their history until 2009. The 2008 match with Blake had Federer with 58 unforced errors in only 2 sets. Atrocious. To put it into perspective if they played 5 sets at Federer's same level he would have had 145 unforced errors. In 2000 he wasnt favored to win a medal, but still a bit surprising even then he would lose the bronze medal match to Arnaud Di Pasquale. So how does one explain how Federer played so unbelievably poorly at the Olympics. Does he not really care about it as much as he claimed. Was it just random chance. Was it some other explanation.