He's out of the tournament now but let's not forget one of his precious goals was to beat one of those top 10 players again. And he did. Which is something I wasn't expecting so soon...but I'm really happy for Marcos and ALL his team. That's a great reward for their hard work. Good job guys
I think the loss was totally expected. He had less than 22 hours to regroup mentally and emotionally after the biggest match of his career. The Federer match must have taken so much out of him with all the tension and excitement. Perhaps, if he had been allowed a longer recovery time, the result may have been different, but Masters' events don't allow that And I'm sure he'll be fine in a day or so - no one will ever be able to erase the thrill of winning that final set tie-break over the World Number 1, and I'm sure that will be his abiding memory from this week.