No way

atp2015

Hall of Fame
There's no way Fed would lose to Goffin after winning 6-1 if he wanted. The loss is definitely planned based on a strategy.
What's the real reason? Injury,friendship,not wanting to play someone other than Nadal. Many many reasons.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
Also congratulations to Goffin - not just for making it to a WTF final, but for beating Federer.

He's clearly not the strongest guy mentally, but he did something today that everyone who plays tennis dreamed of doing at some point.
Anyone who not only has the game, but can get enough of their sh*t together mentally to take on the greatest ever and win, is amazing.

Many of the guys who have managed to beat Roger once idolised him - or even still do. That is a big mental block against beating him, so it's all the more impressive when they get it done.
Well done Goffin.
 

tennisenthusiast

Hall of Fame
There's no way Fed would lose to Goffin after winning 6-1 if he wanted. The loss is definitely planned based on a strategy.
What's the real reason? Injury,friendship,not wanting to play someone other than Nadal. Many many reasons.
I have to agree with you. I think it's his back. He didn't move well.....especially to his right.
 

Polvorin

Professional
I always thought the mysterious back injury just as he was about to take the #1 ranking in Cincinnati was suspicious.

The way the whole end of the season unfolded seems similarly contrived but who knows...
 

Jackuar

Hall of Fame
Also congratulations to Goffin - not just for making it to a WTF final, but for beating Federer.

He's clearly not the strongest guy mentally, but he did something today that everyone who plays tennis dreamed of doing at some point.
Anyone who not only has the game, but can get enough of their sh*t together mentally to take on the greatest ever and win, is amazing.

Many of the guys who have managed to beat Roger once idolised him - or even still do. That is a big mental block against beating him, so it's all the more impressive when they get it done.
Well done Goffin.
Well said. Goffin deserves his win.
 
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