And that's probably the tamest thing Roger Federer said to himself during his 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-0 escape from his opening round match at Wimbledon against a blazing Alejandro Falla.
The 6-time champ fell behind early in the first set due to some great play by the Colombian and his game continued to falter from there. The World No. 60, who called the trainer a couple of times for an apparent groin injury, even served for the match in the fourth set but Fed managed to break back and dominate for the remainder.
Afterward Fed told the BBC:
I definitely got very lucky out there. I have lost many matches this year which I should have won, this is one I should have lost but I came through. But that is sometimes how grass court tennis works.Fed stats for the match: 101 winners/40 UEs, 21 aces, 59% first serve, 66% success at net. And he still almost lost. Go figure. He'll face Serbia's Ilija Bozoljac for a spot in the third round.
It came as a bit of a shock and it's not something I was that prepared for, but you have to draw from experience and physical strength. I live to fight another day.
So what new Nike duds is the top seed wearing as he continues his quest to tie Pete Sampras' record of seven Wimby titles?
And no Fed outfit at Wimby would be complete without his murse and warm up top, which this year was a simple zip front sweater in cream with the RF logo of course:
I'm actually really happy Nike decided to go low key with the sweater warm up. The outfits were getting a bit overdone, as if they were trying to top themselves every year. The entire outfit is clean and classic. Nice.
[Photo(s): Getty Images, Tennis Warehouse, Nike Tennis, AP]