Friday, June 5, 2009
Federer's Fight For A First: Quarterfinals - No Mo'Fils
Oh my. Roger Federer is now just two victories from winning the French Open, completing his career Grand Slam and tying Pete Sampras’ record for major titles. The tension mounts!
Federer never really faced a threat in his quarterfinal match against No. 11 Gael Monfils of France, winning 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-4.
Federer reached the semifinals for a record 20th consecutive Grand Slam tournament. 20 effing semifinals in a row! That is INSANE. There are only 4 Grand Slam tourneys a year so simple division tells us that it's been 5 YEARS since Fed has not been in a semifinal at a top tournament. That is unbelievable consistency. That's how you know how amazing this guy is.
This is getting serious, folks. Roger could really do this, even though he still has two hard matches left. How does Fed feel about it and is it affecting his prep?
“I felt some pressure before this match. I was very nervous, because I thought it would be very difficult.”
You did just fine, Fed. You got the job done. But the whole thing is far from over and so so exciting! Vamos, Federer!