So it was a tight straight set match for Federer today against Julien Benneteau, the most ho hum of French players. Roger could have made it easier on himself if he’d consolidated some of his breaks. This is becoming a terminal illness for him – I call it break back disorder. Commentators Cliff Drysdale and Dick Enberg didn’t hesitate to point out that Roger was looking less than invincible, claiming that this didn’t bode well for his chances against the all-mighty Rafa. Point taken, but I’d argue that while Roger was in B-level form, Julien was playing his A+ game and still lost in straights.