Thursday, July 18, 2019
The Thing: I don't even know what to say about this. Is this like even in context? Federer has played like 9 zillion big points since 2007. Also, rather than see Federer's ability to lose tough matches as a flaw, consider this: He already has 20 Slams, and he's always pushing for more. This dude is as relentless as they come and he's a freak of nature playing as well as he is at 37 (38 in LESS than a month).
Mats Wilander: "Federer is paying for the years 2004-2007 where he dominated his rivals so much that he never had to play important points. He did not improve tactically. Nowadays, against Nadal and Djokovic, who are tactical masters, he does not play important points correctly." pic.twitter.com/xc6wGhbSCl— We Are Tennis (@WeAreTennis) July 18, 2019
The thing: Did you know that both Williams sisters have saved match points en route to winning a Wimbledon title and Venus did it in a final?
Last time it happened in a men’s singles final. 1948. pic.twitter.com/G1nh2hOOky— Chris Oddo (@TheFanChild) July 14, 2019