Federer just got handed another compelling reason to win US Open.
Posted by tennisplanet on September 6, 2010
He is after record-breaking 6th US Open title. No. 17. Need to reverse the ill effects of the entire season and inject life into his faltering career by ending the year with two Slams. Not let Wawrinka’s effort go to waste without the ‘reward’ he has been asking for, for far too long………………
All these are fine and demanding reasons in their own right but the one that just got added may possess the sharpest edge. Have a clue? No, you don’t!!!!!!!!
It’s the sudden brush clearance from Nadal’s path to the title. If Nadal wins this, it will bring back painful memories of this year’s Wimbledon where not only did Federer lose early, Nadal lifted the trophy which Federer still believes belongs to him. Besides, it will allow Nadal to match yet another hard-earned record of Federer, damping some of the sparkle from it just by the proximity of its occurrence if nothing else. It’s called the career Slam for rock people. Only 6 people in the history of the sport can claim that honor. Not enough? That brings Nadal to No. 9 for Slams – at 24.
All that collectively delivers massive power to the significance of following numbers: 7-14 creating a near vacuum in a building housing the GOAT debate.