The Real Federer


In addition to such a magnificent shot, the scream and fist pump at the end of the point stand out to me. The last few years, heightened competition has brought Federer completely out of his shell. The heavyweight bouts with Nadal, and light heavyweight matches versus Djokovic, Roddick and now Del Potro have pulled him from being always cool, always composed to the point where he was an inconsolable mess after Nadal beat him at Wimbeldon. Good. The big upset by Del Potro could be a road bump, or a road block to Federer compiling more grand slams, but in the down swing of his career, if he wins any more majors, due to his age and the field, he’ll never have worked harder. It’s good sports when the greatest battle other greats along the way.