Rafa fans who are saying they are glad he's out - uhmmm...just remember that Rafa has not won a tournament outside of clay for over a year. Seems like any tournament win for him (not on clay) would be good for his confidence. Just saying.
hmmm..i didn't notice that..& i just checked his titles list.. the last time he won a title outside of clay court was in october 2010 at the tokyo open..
IMO, he should've never played this tournament or at least he should've selected either singles or Doubles..all this play could result in injury or fatigue which is unacceptable as wimbledon & olympics draw near..
meanwhile, fed just scraped through his QF match aginst raonic..happy for him..the scores might sound exciting but i felt the match to be a boring one...there were hardly any long rallies..raonic heavily relied on his serve & often made silly errors..looking forward to SF with youzhny..atleast it should be better than this..