Djokovic, the wolrd number 3 had this to say before Wimbledon begun:
“New names are coming, fresh talented players who believe more they can win against him and I am one of them. Suddenly he is worried a little bit.”
If only he had worried about his own game instead! Packed in 3 sets by the mercurial Safin, of all people. No shame, I know, but just goes to show the enormity of what Federer has done in the last few year — all surfaces. It’s the kind of dominance, even if on decline, that seems unlikely to be repeated anytime in the near future.
The Djoker, however much I like his game, has a learn that a couple of upsets here and there surely isn’t the end of the era. There is still some steam left. Federer, when he’s not playing Nadal, is still fighting just with himself.