"Overall, I don't think I was playing good enough," said Federer, who won the Madrid Open last week. "Plus, I was a bit tired. I've been playing a lot lately."
I was actually a bit glad that Roger wasn't able to win this match. I think Novak has a better chance to win tomorrow, which would automatically give Roger the #2 ranking for the French Open. It would be interesting to see if that would make a big difference for him there. Also, he would have had to push hard to win a 3rd set and then play at his highest level less than 24 hours later. He already won a big title last week. It will be more beneficial for him to rest and save himself for the big one!