To follow my ridiculously long post, I thought I would ease your minds with a nice short one today. This past Wednesday, fresh off his loss in perhaps the most epic tennis match of all-time, Roger Federer found himself back on the hard court at the Rogers Cup. To the astonishment of Federer and the rest of the world, Roger didn't find himself back on the court for long. After a first set victory (6-2), Federer dropped the second and third to the unranked Gilles Simon (5-7, 4-6). The world's #1 looked disgruntled for most of the match and never appeared to show up. It begs the question: Is the devastating loss to Nadal still on his mind? That would explain why Federer showed absolutely no signs of mental toughness throughout the match; a rare skill he always demonstrates on the court. It should be interesting to see how he responds to the embarassing loss. It might turn out to be a blessing for him. The loss could be a wake up call for Roger, encouraging him to get over the loss to Nadal and show the world he's still #1.
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