Is it too early yet to start taking bets on how quickly Federer starts looking for signs of rain during the match, or when he dishes out the first insult to the umpire?
Also, do we want Carlos Ramos in the chair, like at the Olympic final, or Wayne Thingy (I can never remember his name!) as in the USO final. I'm thinking Wayne, because he did the Olympic semi too, and this is a semi, although he'll need to be on the ball.
Wasn't Jake Garner the USO umpire?
This match could go either way. I mean Federer never plays badly, he sometimes meets a superior in Andy, Novak and Rafa. He can beat anyone else on any given day.
It'll all be down to Andy, if he can play his VERY best, aggressive tennis. Fedface is almost as fresh as a daisy, like Andy. Good thing Jo-Wilfried made him sweat for 5 sets, but he'll be well recovered by Friday.
I am off on Friday, so I can watch it
I disagree that never plays badly - but it is definitely very rare. He is very consistent and whilst he definitely has the ability to step it up (like at Wimbledon), a lot of it also comes down to how well Andy (or Novak or Rafa or Tsonga or Berdych) are playing on the day,