Filippo Volandri deeply analyzed Roger Federer's Wimbledon loss to Kevin Anderson. Speaking on Sky Sport, Volandri - a former world No. 27 singles player who defeated Federer at 2007 Rome - said: 'Federer often struggled mostly on the backhand side and he almost never managed to recover the space in the court.
And then another important factor was the serve. Anderson served from a three-meter height (when he launched the ball on top in the service motion) at 130mph.' Volandri also added: 'Roger plays to win Wimbledon, then all the rest comes.
Being world No. 1 comes as the last thing. Roger plays to win Major titles, especially Wimbledon. So he will take a while (to overcome loss). He will learn from it. He said he was not feeling at his best but a tennis player needs to win this way as well.
If a tennis player expects to win every time he feels he plays well, he ends up being world No. 400. He needs to know how to win also not playing well. That's why for me it's an emotional matter. Roger played a great first set, Anderson played very bad, he somehow won the second set, he played bad on the match point in the third set.
Federer is one of the most emotional players. Considering the number of break points he produces, he takes too much less of them. (Rafael) Nadal would not have lost this kind of match, looking at the chances he had. 12-11 in the fifth, 30-30, a double fault and a forehand unforced error.
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