Babble,Ive never had a chance to ask you,how come you don't like Federer for such a single-h-backhand lover?
For the same reason I never liked Sampras: too dominant for way too long. It was always a forgone conclusion who was going to win. Sampras was bad; Federer was worse. What's the freakin' point? Matches were over in the locker room.
Oddly, the only reason I root for Pete today is purely for jingoistic reason. Roy Emerson held the all-time record for decades before Pete broke it, but folks have been talking about Roger breaking Pete's record for the past 3+ years. And he could do it this year, only 8 years after Pete set the record. I can't root for that.
Meh, that's enough...
btw, if Federer wins tomorrow, I'll give up. There's no point in hating on him after he wins RG and his 14th. I won't be a fan, there's just no point to root against him. He can win 20 slams and I won't care. The point is moot.