Once again, the Federal Express proved that Federer is betterer by fedexing Gonzo to second place in 3 sets. I was thrilled by the quality of the game and Roger's domination. I really admire the guy and think he's one of the world's best all time athletes. It seemed like it took herculean effort on Gonzalez part to keep Roger under control, and hats off to the chilean, who did a great job, even serving for the first set at one point. But at the critical moment, Federer always emerged mentally to ensure that he didn't lose the crucial point. What;s his secret? Being a tennis player, I can appreciate the fact that he is likely the best ever, with unmatched completeness of his style. I mean even Sampras had a flaw, his backhand and return of serve, but Federer, he can slice his backhand defensively as well as offensively hit deep bullets down the line. But it seems like his amazing success story is only partly due to his extraordinary skill. Commenting once about how he went from a player who would throw his racket in frustration to #1, he simply said, "when i'm down or behind, I don't panic anymore. I just hang in there, hope for the best and see what happens" Is that an oversimplification of the reasons for his success, or can that truly be THE major factor, that is, his mental game?