Thriller or killer? Fedophiles live to freak out another day as Roger Federer recovers from two sets to love down against Alejandro Falla in the first round of Wimbledon, winning it: 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6. 6-0. Falla’s ranked 60th in the world and had never won a set against Federer in their four previous meetings. You’d never know it watching him play today.
“It was a bit of a shock.” Roger said later, about being two sets to none down in the first round of his favorite tournament. “It wasn’t something I was prepared for.”
Neither was I – waking up on the West Coast expecting to rewind the DVR and instead finding Falla serving for the match in the fourth set.
All of you Fed fans who were upset about that championship net cord Hewitt got at Halle – here’s our payback.
Roger knows it:
“I got very lucky today out there. I’ve lost many matches this year I should have won, this is one I should have lost but I came through. Sometimes that’s how grass court tennis works. Its a tough loss for him. It’s amazing for me because he played incredible.”
Besides the opportunity to watch Federer in the second round (he’ll take on world number 153 Serb Ilija Bozoljac – look out!) there’s another positive for Fed and his fans to take from this win: Roger joins Connors, Agassi, Lendl and Sampras as the fifth man in history with 200 Major match wins.
So, what does this match mean? Was it a fluke? A wake up call? Or a big time warning sign.