Federer settles in, to dispatch Del Potro in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4.
Posted by tennisplanet on October 25, 2007
Federer snuffed any hope, Del Potro may have had to duplicate, what Wawrinka did to Nalbandian, his countryman.
Serving at 67 percent for the match and with 10 aces, Federer made sure there is no third set, in this one. He had played two straight three set matches, losing one of them.
Kiefer is up next. Although he is currently ranked 64, and is 30 years old, both these stats belie his talent and current form. He is looking for a big win in hopes of extending his career, marred with injuries. Federer leads H2H 9-3, but Kiefer has been able to take a set off, in seven of those 12 encounters. Last one at the AO last year.
With Berdych and Gonzalez, looming next, there is nothing to really challenge him big time, unless he stumbles, or maybe Karlovic shows up in the semis. Karlovic has not only been winning tie-breaks, lately, he is starting to win matches, without tie-breaks now. Not a good sign for anyone under 6’10″.