In case you missed it on Friday, Federer played a mindboggling match against Tsonga in the Montreal Masters…
The young Frenchman played great, athletic tennis in the first set and took it in a tie breaker.
He then took an injury time out for an elbow problem and “went away” for the next 13 games… losing 11 of them!
So Rog, #1 in the world, won the second set 6-1 and is cruising, up TWO BREAKS at 5-1. Tsonga then “comes back to the match” and wins five consecutive games and Roger finds himself suddenly serving 5-6, love-40, triple match point!
Somehow, he gets out of the jam and brings it to a deciding third set tiebreaker. Again his is down triple match point, serving at 3-6 and he DOUBLE FAULTS.
Us tennis lowlifes always talk about not being “tournament tough” when we get beat; that seems to exactly what happened to The Fed in his first tournament back from a month off and new fatherhood. Mindboggling.