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Last Updated: Wednesday, 5 July 2006, 20:17 GMT 21:17 UK
John McEnroe on Federer

John McEnroe
By John McEnroe
BBC Sport tennis pundit

When you're playing as well as Roger Federer is now, everything changes.

Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer
Federer produced yet more sublime tennis against Ancic

I had a similar year back in 1984 when I felt like I couldn't lose.

Things slow down, the ball seems a lot bigger and you feel like you have more time. Everything computes - you have options, but you always take the right one.

You work a lot of years to get to that position. You believe in yourself and you put the fear of God in your opponent.

Obviously, Roger has that now. He looked incredible, basically unbeatable.

But I still question Mario Ancic's gameplan - his only chance was to really come at Roger and try to hurt him off the return of serve.

I think you have to put pressure on your opponents right away. Once he gets into his groove on the baseline, you can forget it.

Federer floats around the court like a ballet dancer and then comes up with the most incredible shots. The guy is awesome.

I can't see much of a chink in his armour.

I think Marcos Baghdatis has done incredibly well.

Cyprus' Marcos Baghdatis
Baghdatis rose to the occasion against Lleyton Hewitt

He'd never won a single grass court match until a warm-up tournament before Wimbledon this year - doesn't that just say it all?

Some people have said he hasn't done too well since getting to the final of the Australian Open, but you take a closer look at his record and it's not so bad.

The next tournament after the Aussie Open he played Ancic and then soon after he got Rafael Nadal, hardly easy draws.

As for Jonas Bjorkman, you have to take your hat off to the guy.

This is his 13th Wimbledon, but he's still incredibly fit. He's got this uncanny ability to shrug off the bad things and keep positive and keep trying.



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