There are positive and negative ways to spin the fact that women's seeds go out pretty hard in top tournaments. My take is that the top end of the women's tour, like the top 50 or so, is just really deep. The difference in peak performance level between those players is really small, and the slightest off-day can lead to an upset. The same is decidedly not true of the men, where punching above your weight means offing someone 5, 10, max 20 rankings above you.Kvitova out now too, so now 10 of the top 13 women's seeds are out. Serena at #17 is the sixth highest seeded woman left.
Yeah Fed's played poorly much of the summer and really looks his age now. Not sure what the final numbers were but I now midway through the match his first serve percent was hovering well below 50%Match appropriately ends on an unforced error by Federer — his 77th of the match. With 10 double faults. Basically an epic meltdown after serving for the second set and seeming totally in control.
Ah well, Djoker probably would have crushed him next round anyway, but this was a tough one to watch. Steve Kerr (who they showed often) looked bummed.
I think next season could be it for Roger. If he plays at Roland Garros I think he will call it a career next year. He hasn't played there since the QF loss in 2015 to Stan. Basically it would be the goodbye if he played there.Yeah Fed's played poorly much of the summer and really looks his age now. Not sure what the final numbers were but I now midway through the match his first serve percent was hovering well below 50%