Did Federer play better against Novak at the AO 2008 or 2011 in your opinion? Would you include any of those matches in your list?Federer's worst ever matches since he blossomed, in no particular order:
1. FO 2008 F vs Rafa
2. IW 2008 SF vs Fish
3. Rome 2007 3R vs Volandri
4. Cincy 2018 F vs Novak
5. WTF 2018 RR vs Nishikori
6. Miami 2009 vs Novak 2nd and 3rd sets
I'm sure there are others. These are just off the top of my head.
It wouldn't have stung as much for some Fedfans. There's no shame in losing to Nadal again at this point. I'd imagine losing to Djokovic, historically a more beatable opponent for Fed, after having match points, hurt quite a bit for the Maestronians.Genuine question.
Would you rather Fed had lost to Nadal in 4 sets or something?