Originally Posted by Newport Red
I didn't see the Australian Open. Federer did gut it through last year's US Open though. He didn't have his A game until the final. Then wow.
I haven't gotten into tennis the last few years until the US Open. Too bad I'm seeing Federer at the back end of his career.
I'm not so sure that it's so much as Roger being at the 'back end' of his career as much as all of the 'young lions' chasing him.
I will say that Nadal seems to have his number at this point but, if Roger makes the right adjustments, he can combat that much as Aggasi created problems for Sampras late in Pete's career. Djovick and Murray are also contenenders but leave a lot unproven at this point. They are dangerous, however.
Verdasco was the 'break through' player of this tourney but he's already 25 years old so the question is not just if he can sustain his game from the Aussie but build upon it.
All in all, an interesting time in men's tennis, IMO.