… to the semi’s. Apparently it’s the first time since Cincinnati in 1999 that the top 4 seeds have made it through to the last four of a Masters Event.
Federer was impressive against Nalbandian, easily his best performance in 2008. The first set was full of brilliant, absorbing tennis, culminating in Nalbandian breaking Federer and serving out to win 7 – 5.
But the Argentine – who has a 8 – 8 head to head record with Federer - was unable to keep it up or stay with Federer when he upped his game to another level.
He is slowly getting back to his very best. Not there yet but enough signs to suggest he will be peak in time for the run from Wimbledon to New York.
But in the meantime he has another major test. Djokovic in the semi tomorrow afternoon. Can’t wait.
Highlights below thanks to Cosmicoz