Cincy Day 7: FUCK YEAH Roger Federer?!
So you’d think that after the French Open and Wimbledon, I wouldn’t be this excited over a Master Series title anymore?
Ya think?! Well ya thought wrong! *wiggles dance*
Roger Federer defeated Novak Djokovic 6-1 7-5 to take his third Cincinnati title, and controlled everything from the rallies right down to the audience’s applause. You control freak, you?
This title is Federer’s 16th title Master Series title, and 61st career title – one shy of Agassi yet one more than Agassi.
His fourth title in five outings, spanning across 3 surfaces.
Second Masters Series title this year, after more than a year without one.
His first title on a outdoor hard court in 2 years, with the last one also won at Cincinnati in 2007.
His third consecutive victory over a top 4 player. Impressive heh?
What’s even more impressive is that within a space of 3 months, he has managed to snap his losing streak against Nadal, Murray and Djokovic, each time on his opponent’s favourite surface.
Whatever critics might say about Federer not having faced Murray or Djokovic at Wimbledon or Roland Garros, it would of course be helpful if players who supposedly had his number actually made it far enough to beat him. At a non-slam level where Federer has supposedly turned into a bit of a “Serena”, Roger’s shown this week that there is – truly – no finish line.
As for Djokovic, I (along with the rest of the tennis world) have largely ignored him in the past month, and it seems to be paying off. Dude’s teaming up with Todd Martin, and he’s slowly getting his serve back – although, didn’t Novak Djokovic use to have a great second serve? Who stole it?
A runner-up in Cincinnati should up Nole’s chances at the US Open a little more. At the same time, it’s Djokovic’s fourth ATP1000 final this year. It’s fantastic that he’s actually made that many finals in the first place, but really, I don’t fancy the conversion rate of 0%.
Roger on the other hand had made 2 finals, and won them both. Who wudda thunk it?
Felicitations concubine, *happy dance*