On that match, Roger Federer said: "I think it was one of the hardest losses I ever had, no doubt about it. I was so close to making it six in a row. The initial reaction was, Okay, got to win it again next year, '09, and I did, in an epic one against Roddick.
That was beautiful after the heartbreak in '08. It was a great match for many reasons. It also made me more human potentially, the loss under the circumstances. But it was a great match to be part of."