Greg Rusedski believes that Roger Federer's US Open run won't be similar to the Wimbledon's, ended up losing to the South African player Kevin Anderson 13-11 in the fifth set. Speaking to Express Sport, Rusedski said: 'Roger has handled the big servers better than anyone else on the planet.
He lost to Anderson [but] he still had a match point and could have closed out that match. He is human at the end of the day. He’s had an incredible year, winner of the Australian Open, finals of Indian Wells, back to world no 1, winner in Rotterdam, winner in Stuttgart, finals in Halle and quarters of Wimbledon.
It’s been a hell of a year but because it’s Federer and he hasn’t won Wimbledon everybody is saying ‘oh my god’. Lets put it in perspective, he still had a hell of a year and he’s still at 37-years of age playing spectacular tennis.' Rusedski added: 'We all marvelled at [Jimmy] Connors at 39-years of age when he made the semis of the US Open [in 1991] but what Federer is doing, still competing to win these majors and winning is quite phenomenal.
He’s an anomaly. Him, (Rafael) Nadal, (Novak) Djokovic - those guys can be the three best of our sport statistically.' Federer will open his run against Yoshihito Nishioka on Tuesday, the schedule will be released in the next few days.