I completely forgot to write about Federer’s loss on hard courts … the streaks that ended are simply amazing to read:
1. First time he did not reach a final in 14 months (18 events!)
2. First loss this year to someone whose name is not Rafael Nadal
3. 55 consecutive match wins on US Hard Courts
While is is easy to write these things, it is almost impossible in today’s day and age to achieve such things. Hats off to Federer for keeping up the quality.
The next day had Nadal losing to Juan Carlos Ferrero. Which meant that #1 and #2 were both out before the finals.
What promised to be the first US Open Series matchup between the 2 this year, ended up not happening at all. I am sure the fans were ok with Roddick making it to the finals and destroying Ferrero, but it was nothing close to the Federer/Nadal, of course.